HIV-related discriminatory attitudes of healthcare workers in Bangladesh.

Hossain, MB; Kippax, S; (2010) HIV-related discriminatory attitudes of healthcare workers in Bangladesh. Journal of health, population, and nutrition, 28 (2). pp. 199-207. ISSN 1606-0997

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This study aimed at identifying the level of HIV-related discriminatory attitudes and related factors in a purposively-selected sample of healthcare workers (HCWs) in Bangladesh. In total, 526 HCWs from a number of hospitals and healthcare centres were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. A moderate level of discriminatory attitudes was observed. The factors associated with a high level of such attitudes among the HCWs were: high level of irrational fear about HIV and AIDS; working in teaching hospital rather than in non-teaching hospital and diagnostic centres; low level of education; and being male. The results indicate that programmes to reduce irrational fear about transmission of HIV are urgently needed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
Research Centre: Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME)
PubMed ID: 20411684
Web of Science ID: 276683300013


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