Knowledge of and attitudes to AIDS among Arab professionals in Israel

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While AIDS in Israel is not considered to be a pressing crisis, the aim of the research is to document and analyze what Arab professionals living in Israel know and how they feel about AIDS. The study also explores thoughts and feelings concerning AIDS-related education and training. This is the first scholarly attempt to investigate Israeli Arab professionals' attitudes and knowledge towards a stigmatized topic such as the AIDS epidemic. The study sample consists of 132 Arab professionals, including social workers, nurses and those working in various areas of education. Results indicate that professionals' knowledge scores were significantly higher than their attitude scores.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-340
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Social Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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