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Willingness of High School Students to be Treated by an HIV Infected Health Practitioner. A Study done in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Kimambo, A. (2009) Willingness of High School Students to be Treated by an HIV Infected Health Practitioner. A Study done in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dar es Salaam Medical Students Journal. ISSN 0856-7212

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Abstract

To assess willingness of high school students to be treated by HIV/AIDS infected dental practitioners in Ilala municipality, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study. More than half (52.8%) of the high school students showed fear of being treated by HIV/AIDS infected dental ractitioner, with 175 (55.4%) out of 316 students fearing even to be clinically examined by HIV positive dental practitioner. Out of 316 students, 163 (51.6%) students showed no problem in consulting a HIV/AIDS infected dental practitioner for dental problems. There were 170 (53.8%) respondents who were uncomfortable toundergo dental treatment provided by HIV positive dental practitioner. The esults of this study showed that there is fear an element of negative attitude and stigmatization among high school students on being treated by HIV/AIDS infected health care practitioner

Item Type: Article
Keywords: HIV/AIDS, High school students, HIV Infected Health Practitioner, Dar es Salaam
Subjects: HIV > Surveillance
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 07:24
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 07:24
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3121

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