The objectives of this study were to describe the expressed needs for community services of HIV-infected individuals by disease stage, gender and transmission category and the barriers which prevent the receipt of such services.
Structured interviewer-administered questionnaires concerning a 6-month retrospective period were used to obtain information on need for community services and problems which prevented the receipt of services.
The study sample included 70 homosexual men with asymptomatic HIV disease, 42 homosexual men with symptomatic non-AIDS, 53 homosexual men with AIDS, 23 heterosexual men, 29 heterosexual women, 9 male and 9 female injecting drug users.
The main outcome measures were the extent to which needs for community services were met and person/service combinations for which problems or barriers prevented the receipt of community services.
On average, subjects expressed a need for 10 categories of community services over the 6-month period : homosexuals expressed a mean of 10, heterosexuals 10, injecting drug users 11, subjects with asymptomatic HIV infection 9, subjects with symptomatic non-AIDS 11, subjects with AIDS 13, men 9 and women 14.
A total of 58% of community service needs were always met, 6% were rarely not met, 16% were sometimes not met, 6% were often not met and 14% were not met at all. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Besoin utilisateur, Service santé, Services sociaux, Organisation santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Communauté, Adulte, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, User need, Health service, Social assistance, Public health organization, United Kingdom, Europe, Community, Adult, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0410050
Code Inist : 002B30A03A. Création : 10/04/1997.