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Source: Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS: March 2006 (6)

In general, how comfortable would you be, personally, working with someone who has HIV or AIDS–very comfortable, somewhat comfortable, somewhat uncomfortable, or very uncomfortable?

 

 

Total

Very comfortable

41%

Somewhat comfortable

30

Somewhat uncomfortable

8

Very uncomfortable

13

Don’t know/Refused

8

 

 

Those who say HIV cannot be transmitted through sharing a drinking glass

Those who say HIV can be transmitted through sharing a drinking glass or say they don’t know

Very/Somewhat comfortable

76%

53%

Very/Somewhat uncomfortable

17

33

Don’t know/Refused

6

12

 

 

Those who say HIV cannot be transmitted through touching a toilet seat

Those who say HIV can be transmitted through touching a toilet seat or say they don’t know

Very/Somewhat comfortable

77%

42%

Very/Somewhat uncomfortable

17

46

Don’t know/Refused

7

13

 

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, March 24-April 18, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 2,517. The survey included an oversample of African American and Latino respondents (a total of 378 African American and 447 Latino respondents were interviewed). Results for all groups have been weighted to reflect their actual distribution in the nation.

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