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[The opinions of Quebec physicians regarding AIDS: Part II]
Boyer R; Fortin C; Duval B; Nadeau D; Godin G; Centre de recherche,
April 30, 1995
Can J Public Health. 1994 Sep-Oct;85(5):344-6. Unique Identifier :

Based on a representative sample of Quebec physicians (n = 879), this study assesses physicians' motivation to perform a clinical examination on an HIV-infected patient and their opinion about issues related to HIV screening. Confronted with an HIV-infected patient, 70% of physicians would perform a clinical examination; however, more senior medical specialists with fewer contacts with patients seem less inclined to perform a clinical examination on these patients. Almost 80% agree with a mandatory nominal confidential notification of positive HIV screenees. However, 33% agree with the practice of contact tracing and 40% consider it acceptable to test a patient without his or her explicit consent. Even if Canada does not regulate the testing of immigrants for HIV, more than 75% of the respondents agree with such a policy. Finally, a negative association was observed between the intent to perform a clinical examination on an HIV-infected patient and a favourable attitude toward the screening of immigrants and the testing of patients without their consent.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/*DIAGNOSIS/THERAPY Adult *Attitude of Health Personnel Confidentiality Contact Tracing Cross-Sectional Studies Emigration and Immigration English Abstract Human Mass Screening Middle Age Motivation Physical Examination Physicians/*PSYCHOLOGY Quebec *Refusal to Treat Specialties, Medical JOURNAL ARTICLE