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The stigma of HIV

26th November 2007

New data from the Red Cross has shown that one in seven young people in Britain would not remain on friendly terms with a person who had HIV.

Nearly 50% of the 300 respondents - between the ages 14 to 25 - stated they would wish to hide the fact that a relative had HIV. The stigma around HIV is "similar to that in South Africa, which has the highest instances of HIV" according to the survey.

A report released in mid-November showed that cases of the disease are increasing in the UK.

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