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Public perception of risk of AIDS in health care settings

Public perception of risk of AIDS in health care settings

Aids Education and Prevention 3(4): 322-327

Our nationwide telephone survey conducted in 1988 (n = 2,000) reveals that the public perceives a considerable risk of contracting AIDS during routine transactions in health care settings. In addition to previously noted public concerns about getting infected with the AIDS virus through blood transfusions and blood donations, respondents also think that AIDS can be transmitted through contact with HIV-infected health care workers during routine treatment in medical or dental offices and in hospital emergency rooms. Effective education programs must be developed to address these public concerns.

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