HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination among health care workers at Tanta University Hospitals, Egypt

  title={HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination among health care workers at Tanta University Hospitals, Egypt},
  author={Ibrahim Ali Kabbash and Ehab A Abo Ali and Mostafa Mahmoud Elgendy and Mostafa Mohamed Abdrabo and H. M. Salem and Mohammed Ramadan Gouda and Yousef Saleh Elbasiony and Nader Elboshy and Mohammed Hamed},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination among health care professionals is one of the most important factors of this disease expansion. This study aimed to assess the stigmatized attitude among health care providers toward people living with HIV (PLHIV) at Tanta University Hospitals. The study is a cross-sectional survey. Data was gathered from randomly selected 310 health care workers at Tanta University Hospital using a structured questionnaire. Among studied participants, only 24.0 % had… 

Stigma in Hospital: an examination of beliefs and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS patients, Istanbul

If physicians and nurses receive adequate and comprehensive training on HIV including stigma, the formations of stigma may be prevented and may not develop.

Increased Work Experience Associated with Less Stigmatizing Attitudes towards People Living with HIV among Thai Healthcare Personnel

Stigma was more likely to be present in HCPs who did not work at HIV-focused clinics, and HCP who had more work experience, especially related to PLHIV care, were less likely to have stigmatizing attitudes.

HIV-related stigma and discrimination amongst healthcare providers in Guangzhou, China

HIV-related discrimination was not unusual in the healthcare providers of Guangzhou, which may be related to their negative cognitions and attitudes as well as the hospital management system and government policy.

Determinants Model in Reducing HIV-Related Stigma in Health care Workers: A Systematic Review

It is important to find determinants to formulate appropriate intervention plans in reducing HIV-related stigma, especially among health workers, because the created stigma can reduce social interactions and the quality of life of PLWHA.

Knowledge about HIV/AIDS and Its Determinants among Assiut University Students, Egypt

  • M. A. AtyM. Aziz
  • Education, Medicine
    The Egyptian Journal of Community Medicine
  • 2019
Assessment of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and its determinants among Assiut University students found university students AIDS related knowledge is inadequate and efforts should be directed to approach the youth families and youth residing in rural areas and raising their awareness.

Factors Affecting Health Care Seeking Behaviour among Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases in Rawalpindi, Pakistan

An analytical cross sectional study was conducted among 30 newly diagnosed HIV patients in Armed forces institute of transfusion (AFIT) Rawalpindi from 1st Oct to 31 Dec 2019, after obtaining informed voluntary consent, employing a purposive sampling technique.

Predictors of Discrimination Towards People Living with HIV/AIDS Among People Aged 15–49 Years in Ethiopia: A Multilevel Analysis

Sex of the respondent, religion, educational status, household wealth index, marital status, media exposure, internet use, HIV test status, region, and residence, communitylevel of education, and community level of HIVtest status were predictors of discrimination attitude towards people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.

A study on the adaptation of the HIV/AIDS-related Stigma Scale into Turkish.

The Turkish version of the HIV/AIDS-related Stigma Scale was found to be valid and reliable for the Turkish society and helps gain an insight into the community and patient perspectives on HIV/ AIDS.

HIV_A_299812 283..292

Sex of the respondent, religion, educational status, household wealth index, marital status, media exposure, internet use, HIV test status, region, and residence, community level of education, and communitylevel of HIVtest status were predictors of discrimination attitude towards people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia.

Assessment of HIV/AIDS Service Quality Using SERVQUAL Model in Iran: A Cross-Sectional Study

There was a significant difference between the expectations and perceptions of clients in all dimensions of service quality in VCT centers, and the gaps in the dimensions of responsiveness and empathy were greater than all other dimensions.



Understanding and measuring AIDS-related stigma in health care settings: A developing country perspective

Stigma scores varied by type of health care providers – physicians reported the least stigmatising attitudes as compared to nursing and ward staff in the hospitals, which informed the development and evaluation of a culturally appropriate index to measure stigma in this setting.

Reducing AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in Indian hospitals.

The objectives of the project were to identify the strengths and limitations of existing services for HIV-infected individuals in hospitals and to use this information to design tools and approaches for motivating hospitals to become more "PLHA-friendly" through improved policies staff training and services.

Stigmatization of people living with HIV/AIDS by healthcare workers at a tertiary hospital in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: a cross-sectional descriptive study

Although knowledge, attitude and comfort level of HCWs taking care of PLWHA was above average, enforcement of existing antidiscrimination laws and continuing education in medical ethics and healthcare law, would greatly improve the performance ofHCWs taking cared of PLWHAs.

Stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV by healthcare providers, Southwest Ethiopia

Higher levels of stigma and discrimination against PLHIV were associated with lack of in-depth knowledge on HIV and orientation about policies against stigma anddiscrimination, and health managers are recommended to ensure institutional support through availing of clear policies and guidelines and the provision of appropriate training on the management of HIV/AIDS.

Understanding HIV‐related Stigma Among Indonesian Nurses

Individual attitudes and perceived social norms: Reports on HIV/AIDS-related stigma among service providers in China.

Holding a more liberal personal attitude toward people living with HIV/AIDS than perceived social norms was significantly and negatively related to the level of discrimination intent at work, perceived discrimination at interpersonal level and thelevel of general prejudicial attitude toward the population.

Stigmatization of patients with AIDS: understanding the interrelationships between Thai nurses' attitudes toward HIV/AIDS, drug use, and commercial sex.

It is suggested that addressing co-stigmas relating to its various modes of disease transmission including injection drug use (IDU) could be vital to the success of efforts aimed at reducing the disease stigma of HIV/AIDS.

Affected by HIV Stigma: Interpreting Results from a Population Survey of an Urban Center in Guangxi, China

Factors related to HIV stigma in Liuzhou, Guangxi province, a city in southwest China with high HIV prevalence were identified and punishment stigma was associated with age, having three or more sexual partners, and TV watching.

Knowledge and Attitudes of Jordanian Nurses towards Patients with HIV/AIDS: Findings from a Nationwide Survey

Overall, Jordanian nurses expressed negative attitudes toward patients with HIV/ AIDS, and their level of HIV/AIDS knowledge was weak, particularly in regards to their sources of information and education.

HIV testing attitudes, AIDS stigma, and voluntary HIV counselling and testing in a black township in Cape Town, South Africa

Efforts to promote VCT in South Africa require education about the benefits of testing and reductions in stigmatising attitudes towards people living with AIDS, and structural and social marketing interventions that aim to reduce AIDS stigmas will probably decrease resistance to seeking VCT.