HIV and AIDS in Canada: A National Survey is descriptive study undertaken to identify and explore trends in public attitudes, knowledge and perceptions of HIV and AIDS popular among people living in Canada today
Specifically, the research study sought to:
Describe the attitudes, perceptions and knowledge regarding HIV and AIDS and existing policies of people living in Canada
- Examine the socio-demographic and other correlates of HIV and AIDS attitudes, perceptions and knowledge; and changes/trends in HIV and AIDS attitudes, perceptions and knowledge since 2006
- Assess how people living in Canada perceive existing laws and policies (e.g. HIV criminalization) and perceive the intended and unintended consequences of said laws and policies
Describe actions that people living in Canada have taken to increase their awareness of HIV and AIDS, and steps taken to assess risk and prevent transmission.
- Identify current sources of HIV and AIDS information, whether Canadians are actively seeking information, and if so, what sources they are utilizing.
- Identify patterns of information seeking and their correlates. Examine changes/trends in information seeking and access since 2006.
- Examine the uptake of HIV testing and examine factors influencing response and trends since 2006.
Identify opinions on charitable giving for HIV and AIDS relative to other causes/diseases; and the current and intended charitable giving behaviour of Canadians.
- Examine factors associated with these opinions and behaviours, and changes in trends over time.