Social Workers' Attitudes towards People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kentucky

Japheth Jaoko


This study examined social workers attitudes towards persons living with HIV/AIDS in Kentucky. The study utilized a secondary data set of 58 licensed masters’ level social workers from a survey that was originally completed as part of a continuing education seminar on HIV/AIDS issues. The survey consisted of nine statements that were answered with “YES” or “NO”. The survey also contained a number of demographic questions. The findings showed that the majority of the participants (81%, n=47) had positive attitudes towards persons living with HIV/AIDS. Participants with previous experience working with persons living with HIV/AIDS were found to be more likely to hold positive attitudes than those with no previous experience.

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Journal of Sociological Research ISSN 1948-5468


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