AZT has become a mainstay drug in efforts to slow disease progression in HIV-infected individuals.
Further, recent evidence indicates that AZT use by pregnant infected women and their neonates may reduce the risk of vertical transmission.
In a study of HIV-infected women's treatment-related behavior, attitudes toward the use of this drug were examined.
Data were gathered through unstructured interviewing techniques.
The data from the first 71 women accrued revealed that negative attitudes towards its use were widely prevalent.
Women viewed the drug as highly toxic, prescribed indiscriminately, inadequately tested in women and minorities, promoted for the wrong reasons and inappropriate while they were feeling well.
The findings suggest that removing attitudinal barriers to the use of AZT will be important to both primary and secondary prevention efforts.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Homme, Femelle, Zidovudine, Antiviral, Chimiothérapie, Traitement, Comportement, Attitude, Prise décision, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Pyrimidine nucléoside, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Human, Female, Zidovudine, Antiviral, Chemotherapy, Treatment, Behavior, Attitude, Decision making, United States, North America, America, Pyrimidine nucleoside, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0347376
Code Inist : 002B02S05. Création : 12/09/1997.