To assess perceptions of risk of AIDS/HIV infection from donation to, and receipt of, blood from the British Blood Transfusion Service, we undertook self completion surveys (n=1874), response rate 74%) and an interview survey (n=300, response rate 77%) of students in three higher/further education establishments in the North East of England.
In the postal survey 20.9% perceived a risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS after blood donation, and 4.8% perceived the risk to be moderate or high.
Explanations for the perceived risk were usually inaccurate.
Most people (62.3%) perceived that blood transfusion had a risk of HIV infection, and 13.4% reported this risk to be moderate or high.
The explanatios for the risk were generally correct.
The interview survey largely confirmed the results of the postal survey.
Mots-clés Pascal : Donneur sang, Transfusion, Sang, Facteur risque, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Immunopathologie, Hémopathie, Organisation santé, Service hospitalier, Perception sociale, Réanimation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Blood donor, Transfusion, Blood, Risk factor, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Immunopathology, Hemopathy, Public health organization, Hospital ward, Social perception, Resuscitation, Human
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