Informing the British public about AIDS

Wober, J. M.
April 1988
Health Education Research;Apr1988, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the awareness of the public about risks of contacting the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Great Britain. According to a study in 1985, television viewers had a higher level of perception of the risks of contacting AIDS than the non-viewers by viewing various campaigns. Recent studies show that there was collectively the greatest degree of improvement, consisting of knowing that it is not possible to contact AIDS from coughs and sneezes, swallowing victims' saliva or being bitten by an insect which has bitten an AIDS victim. More knowledge of this kind provides the rationale for the reduced perception of risk which has occurred.


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