“World AIDS Day”

05.12.2011

On 28-30 November 2011, the Gorshenin Institute conducted a telephone survey

As many as 1,000 randomly sampled adults, aged 18 years and older, living in all Ukrainian regions, as well as the cities of Kiev and Sevastopol, were interviewed. The region, sex and the age of respondents were selected as samples. The maximum margin of sampling error is +/-3.2 percentage points.

Do you know that 1 December is World AIDS Day?

  • Yes – 60.4%
  • No – 38.5%
  • No answer – 1.1%

In your opinion, is HIV/AIDS a serious and large-scale threat to Ukrainian citizens?

  • Definitely yes – 83.4%
  • Probably yes – 9.2%
  • Probably not – 2.2%
  • Definitely not – 2.7%
  • No answer – 2.5%

Do you think that there is a risk that either you or your family members could contract HIV?

  • Definitely yes – 22,3%
  • Probably yes – 27.6%
  • Probably no – 22.8%
  • Definitely no – 20.6%
  • No answer – 6.7%

Have you ever taken a HIV test?

  • Yes – 34.5%
  • No – 63.9%
  • No answer – 1.6%

Would you change your attitude towards your acquaintance or co-worker if you find out that he has AIDS?

  • My attitude would not change – 34.6%
  • I will support and help him as much as I can – 33.2%
  • I will feel uncomfortable communicating with him although I will try not to make it obvious – 13.7%
  • I will try to communicate with him less frequently – 7.8%
  • I will stop communicating with him – 4.2%
  • No answer – 9.6%

Would you allow your child to be friends, communicate, socialize or study together with a child who is HIV positive?

  • Definitely yes – 19.1%
  • Probably yes – 16.9%
  • Probably no – 19.3%
  • Definitely no – 23.4%
  • No answer – 21.3%

Are you personally willing to fight with AIDS/HIV in Ukraine, to help those with HIV and AIDS?

(you can choose several options)

  • By participating in campaigns that inform the population about the ways of protecting oneself against HIV/AIDS (for example, by talking about the subject with friends, young people, etc.) – 30.1%
  • By participating in public campaigns intended to prevent the spread of HIV and to support those who are HIV positive («red ribbons», walks and manifestations) – 12.1%
  • By financially assisting those with AIDS– 11.6%
  • By participating in the activities of public organizations that deal with the HIV/AIDS problem – 9.9%
  • By providing medication to those with AIDS – 3.5%
  • Other – 2.1%
  • Not ready to do anything – 26.8%
  • No answer – 7.3%

With which organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS are you familiar?

(you can choose several options)

  • Olena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS Foundation – 54.3%
  • World Health Organization – 36.7%
  • United Nations (UN) – 29.4%
  • UNICEF – 17.9%
  • Doctors Without Borders – 10.6%
  • Global Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS – 9.0%
  • International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine – 7.3%
  • Orthodox Medical Center of Life – 3.6%
  • Other – 1.6%
  • No answer – 22.1%

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