Social support and response to AIDS and severe acute respiratory syndrome

Arijit Nandi, Melissa Tracy, Allison Aiello, Don C. Des Jarlais, Sandro Galea

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Negative public reactions to emerging infectious diseases can adversely affect population health. We assessed whether social support was associated with knowledge of, worry about, and attitudes towards AIDS and severe acute respiratory syndrome. Our findings suggest that social support may be central to our understanding of public responses to emerging infectious diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)825-827
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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