Social Support and Response to AIDS and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Published Date:May 2008
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 14(5):825-827.
Keywords:Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Interviews As Topic
New York City
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Description:Negative public reactions to emerging infectious diseases can adversely affect population health. We assessed whether social support was associated with knowledge of, worry about, and attitudes towards AIDS and severe acute respiratory syndrome. Our findings suggest that social support may be central to our understanding of public responses to emerging infectious diseases.
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