Physicians' attitudes and practices regarding treatment of HIV-infected patients.

Journal Article

We conducted a statewide survey to identify physicians' experiences, attitudes, and practices related to HIV-infected patients. A random sample, stratified by medical specialty (primary care, surgery, emergency medicine), was drawn. Physicians were concerned about contagion and inadequate knowledge to care for HIV-infected patients; 40% reported refusing or referring new HIV-infected patients. Differences across medical specialty and respondents' interest in various medical education topics to remedy knowledge deficits are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weinberger, M; Conover, CJ; Samsa, GP; Greenberg, SM

Published Date

  • July 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 683 - 686

PubMed ID

  • 1631678

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0038-4348

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States