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Mulcahy, Fiona and Shannon, William and Langton-Burke, Deirdre and Bradley, Fiona (1994) Attitudes towards and experience of general practice among HIV-positive patients in the Republic of Ireland. International Journal of STD & AIDS , 5 , (5) , pp. 327-331.

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This paper reported on a study of the extent of contact between Irish general practitioners and patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and of the attitudes of Irish general practitioners to the practical and ethical problems associated with HIV. A questionnaire about HIV was sent to 499 general practitioners in the Republic of Ireland (over 25%), and of these, 258 (51.7%) sent back completed questionnaires. Ninety-six respondents had seen at least one HIV-positive case in their surgeries.

The authors found that in Dublin, 67% of respondents had seen HIV-positive patients, and that 77.6% of HIV-positive people identified in the survey were attending practitioners in the Eastern Health Board area. They also found that most respondents favoured the involvement of general practitioners in the care of patients with HIV.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:September 1994
Season/Number:9
Page Range:pp. 327-331
Publisher:Royal Society of Medicine Press
Volume:5
Number:5
Notes:Reprinted with permission of The Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited
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Subjects:F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
G Health and disease > Disorder by cause > Communicable disease > HIV infection
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)

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