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Attitudes Toward HIV Testing

Attitudes Toward HIV Testing Attitudes Toward HIV Testing A Correlational • Study • • By Anthony L. D'Eramo, R.N., M.S.N., and Trances Brand, R.N., M.S.N., Introduction infection is a major health care concern for individuals worldwide affecting an estimated ten million people, many of whom are asymptomatic and unaware of their positive status.1 AIDS has been diagnosed in approximately two million individuals with ten percent occurring in the U.S.2 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 5,000 people are infected every day and predicted that 40 million adults and children will contract HIV by the year 2000.1 The purpose of this study was to examine differences that may exist in attitudes regarding HIV testing among members of three population subgroups: the general public, health care professionals, and the of AIDS patients. The results indicated no seroconversion of HCWs over a two-year study period despite 342 reported exposures to blood or secretions.9 gay community. HIV Testing Recommendations HIV Individuals at Risk for Acquiring HIV Infection In order to anticipate, potential candidates for HIV testing it is necessary to determine who is at risk of acquiring HIV infection. The CDC considers those at "high risk" to be: homosexual males, bisexual males, intravenous drug users http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

Attitudes Toward HIV Testing

Attitudes Toward HIV Testing

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (1) – Feb 1, 1993

Abstract

Attitudes Toward HIV Testing A Correlational • Study • • By Anthony L. D'Eramo, R.N., M.S.N., and Trances Brand, R.N., M.S.N., Introduction infection is a major health care concern for individuals worldwide affecting an estimated ten million people, many of whom are asymptomatic and unaware of their positive status.1 AIDS has been diagnosed in approximately two million individuals with ten percent occurring in the U.S.2 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 5,000 people are infected every day and predicted that 40 million adults and children will contract HIV by the year 2000.1 The purpose of this study was to examine differences that may exist in attitudes regarding HIV testing among members of three population subgroups: the general public, health care professionals, and the of AIDS patients. The results indicated no seroconversion of HCWs over a two-year study period despite 342 reported exposures to blood or secretions.9 gay community. HIV Testing Recommendations HIV Individuals at Risk for Acquiring HIV Infection In order to anticipate, potential candidates for HIV testing it is necessary to determine who is at risk of acquiring HIV infection. The CDC considers those at "high risk" to be: homosexual males, bisexual males, intravenous drug users

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 1993 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1993.7.30
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Abstract

Attitudes Toward HIV Testing A Correlational • Study • • By Anthony L. D'Eramo, R.N., M.S.N., and Trances Brand, R.N., M.S.N., Introduction infection is a major health care concern for individuals worldwide affecting an estimated ten million people, many of whom are asymptomatic and unaware of their positive status.1 AIDS has been diagnosed in approximately two million individuals with ten percent occurring in the U.S.2 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 5,000 people are infected every day and predicted that 40 million adults and children will contract HIV by the year 2000.1 The purpose of this study was to examine differences that may exist in attitudes regarding HIV testing among members of three population subgroups: the general public, health care professionals, and the of AIDS patients. The results indicated no seroconversion of HCWs over a two-year study period despite 342 reported exposures to blood or secretions.9 gay community. HIV Testing Recommendations HIV Individuals at Risk for Acquiring HIV Infection In order to anticipate, potential candidates for HIV testing it is necessary to determine who is at risk of acquiring HIV infection. The CDC considers those at "high risk" to be: homosexual males, bisexual males, intravenous drug users

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Feb 1, 1993

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