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HIV related knowledge and attitude among nurses and paramedical health care providers in Delhi

Sukhender Kumar, Pankaj Jain, Narendra Jangid

Abstract


Currently, estimated 2.1 million people in India are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. This study will discuss about the knowledge and attitude regarding HIV transmission among paramedical staff as they are coming directly in the contact with patients in out-patient department (OPD), in-patient department (IPD) and operative cases. The study was conducted with 94 paramedical staff of 36 small and medium level private health care facilities in Delhi. The study finds that knowledge about the infection of HIV is quite poor among nurses and paramedics staff in healthcare settings. The attitude of the staff was also not found on positive side. This study recommends that a rigors information, education, and communication program should be implemented in the healthcare settings

Keywords


Paramedical staff, Knowledge and attitude, HIV infection, Stigma and discrimination.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21567/adhyayan.v7i02.10759

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