Interviews were conducted among 408 adults with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome at three local health departments to determine the proportion who owned pets, their perceived attachment to their pets, and the proportion who were informed about zoonoses.
Nearly half (187, or 46%) were living with pets, most commonly dogs (64%), cats (38%), fish (15%), birds (5%), reptiles (3%), and rodents (2%). Most pet owners (81%) reported an attachment to their pet.
Only 10% were informed of zoonoses, albeit some incorrectly.
Health care providers should recognize the high pet ownership rate among persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus and correctly inform their patients of strategies to sustain a low zoonotic disease incidence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Zoonose, Association, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Animal familier, Epidémiologie, Floride, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Education sanitaire, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Zoonosis, Association, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Pet animal, Epidemiology, Florida, United States, North America, America, Health education, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0010128
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 01/03/1996.