Stigmatized Attitudes Toward People Living With HIV in Bangladesh: Health Care Workers' Perspectives


Hossain, MB; Kippax, S; (2011) Stigmatized Attitudes Toward People Living With HIV in Bangladesh: Health Care Workers' Perspectives. Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, 23 (2). pp. 171-182. ISSN 1010-5395 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539509346980

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Abstract

This study was conducted among 526 health care workers (HCWs) in Bangladesh to identify the levels and correlates of stigmatized attitudes toward people living with HIV (PLHIV). HIV-related stigmatized attitudes were measured by a set of items that reflected avoidance attitude of HCWs in hypothetical situations. A multiple linear regression model identified the following correlates of stigma: higher age, high level of irrational fear about HIV and AIDS, being HCW other than a doctor, working in teaching hospital, and rating religion as very important in their life (R-2 = .502). The findings are important for both public health policy planners and human rights activists as high prevalence of stigmatized attitudes among HCWs influence the decision-making process of PLHIV and stop them from accessing voluntary counseling and testing, care, support, and treatment services.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: HIV, AIDS, stigma attitude, PLHIV, health care worker, Bangladesh, AIDS-RELATED STIGMA, HIV/AIDS-RELATED STIGMA, DISCRIMINATORY ATTITUDES, SOUTH-AFRICA, PUBLIC REACTIONS, UNITED-STATES, KNOWLEDGE, PHYSICIANS, PREVALENCE, INFECTION
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: 19825839
Web of Science ID: 288407500008
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/849

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