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Attitudes and practices of hemophilia care providers involved in HIV risk-reduction counseling.




 

AIDS Educ Prev. 1994 Oct;6(5):436-45. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

Hemophilia physicians, nurses, and social workers attending a national conference were asked to complete a questionnaire assessing their attitudes and practices regarding HIV risk-reduction counseling. All of the 150 respondents reported recommending the use of condoms to their clients, but only two-thirds felt comfortable demonstrating a condom, while fewer could explain condom choices or how to make safe sex more pleasurable. Less than half questioned their clients about history of STDs, sexual practices, or level of sexual satisfaction. Those who devoted 50 percent or more time to HIV risk-reduction efforts reported being more complete in their assessment and more comfortable in their counseling role. Providers claimed it would help if they had more time (84%) and better skills (64%, especially nurses) for this practice. Because HIV prevention services in hemophilia are delivered by a team, further studies are required to determine the aggregate impact of their intervention on the client.

Adolescence Adult *Attitude of Health Personnel *Clinical Competence/STATISTICS & NUMER DATA Female Health Personnel/*PSYCHOLOGY/STATISTICS & NUMER DATA Hemophilia/*THERAPY Human HIV Infections/*PREVENTION & CONTROL *HIV-1 Male Nurse-Patient Relations Physician-Patient Relations Questionnaires *Risk-Taking *Sex Counseling/STATISTICS & NUMER DATA United States JOURNAL ARTICLE



 




Information in this article was accurate in April 30, 1995. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.