We wanted to know what the public believes about the risks of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission in health care settings, and what opinions the public holds regarding HIV-infected health care professionals.
We also wanted to uncover the correlates and predictors of those opinions.
A telephone survey of a nationwide random probability sample of adults was conducted in summer 199 1. Thirteen hundred fifty adults completed the survey.
The response rate was approximately 63%. We assessed (1) public opinion about whether HIV-infected physicians, surgeons, and dentists should quit working, and (2) the public's self-reported intention to remain in the care of an HIV-infected professional or to swith to another provider.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hémopathie, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit acquis syndrome, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Homme, Personnel sanitaire, Séropositivité, Enquête opinion, Exposition professionnelle, Transmission homme homme, Exercice professionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hemopathy, Immunopathology, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Human, Health staff, Seropositivity, Opinion inquiry, Occupational exposure, Transmission from man to man
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0333624
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.