People affected by HIV are known for many prejudices and multiple discrimination since the early 1980s. However, the new generation is the most critical of pathologies.
December 1 will be the World AIDS Day. In 2017, 36.9 million people lived with this disease. With 1.8 million recently affected people there is still too much prejudice about the disease and the infected.
A recent study by a telecommunications expert, Zava, was interested in France's most prevalent pathologies. Among the ten pathologies, HIV appears in the third place beside the one with obesity.
It is a disturbance and pathology associated with the so-called "risk" behavior, which is at the top of the list, taking first place addiction, and vice versa – obesity.
Of the respondents, most men are negative for HIV-positive people. HIV is the second most criticized pathology, but women rank fifth, addiction, scabies, obesity and STIs.
At the same time, new generations are the most abusive of people infected with HIV. In the generation Y (18-35 years), HIV takes first place before addiction and other STIs.
The judgment, which can be explained by the level of awareness among young people about AIDS, has fallen by 10 points since 2009.
In a recent FIFG study, 65% of 15-24 year-old men did not know, for example, that an individual who is effectively treated with an unknown viral load does not transmit the AIDS virus, even without a condom.
The ZAVA study was conducted in April 2018 with a sample of 1,000 people representing French people.