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Kozlova A.V. Comparative analysis of the representation of the specialists about HIV infection

Full text in Russian: Козлова А.В. Сравнительный анализ представлений педагогов и военных врачей о ВИЧ-инфекции
Modern University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia

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The article compares the results of the questioning of the experts, who are by the nature of their professional occupation connected with persons affected by the HIV epidemic: physicians (not infection disease doctors), and teachers of infant schools. The problem of tolerance and of willingness of specialists to render assistance in connection with the ideas about the HIV infection is reviewed. The findings clearly demonstrate that it is not enough to be simply informed about the problem of HIV infection because this knowledge does not give any practical support to a specialist in his specific conditions of work: all correct attainments "stay in brackets", when one must make a decision, express attitude, apply knowledge specifically. The findings of the investigation demonstrate: stigma, apprehension, fear and discrimination are peculiar to specialists, regardless of their profession, age and seniority. On basis of the analysis of the findings proposals to tackle the problem are set out (are formulated).

Keywords: vulnerability, HIV-infected, control of life circumstances, physicians, teachers, comprehension, discrimination, people living with HIV, false protectability, stigmatization, "knowledge and ignorance" phenomenon


Cyrillic letters are transliterated according to BSI standards. The titles are given in author’s translation [in square brackets].

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Accepted 6 April 2009. Date of publication: 20 June 2009.

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Kozlova Anastasia V. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, Department of Science and Innovations, Modern University for the Humanities; ul. Nizhegorodskaya, 32, 109029 Moscow, Russia.
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Kozlova, A. V. (2009). Comparative analysis of the representation of the specialists about HIV infection. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 3(5). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Kozlova A.V. Comparative analysis of the representation of the specialists about HIV infection [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 3(5). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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