Prejudice and misconceptions about tuberculosis and HIV in rural and urban communities in Ethiopia: a challenge for the TB/HIV control program

@inproceedings{Deribew2010PrejudiceAM,
  title={Prejudice and misconceptions about tuberculosis and HIV in rural and urban communities in Ethiopia: a challenge for the TB/HIV control program},
  author={Amare Deribew and Gemeda Abebe and Ludwig Apers and Challi Jira and Markos Tesfaye and Jafar Shifa and Alemseged Abdisa and Kifle Woldemichael and Fetene Deribie and Mesele Bezabih and Abraham Aseffa and Robert Colebunders},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND In Ethiopia, where HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are very common, little is known about the prejudice and misconceptions of rural communities towards People living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) and TB. METHODS We conducted a cross sectional study in Gilgel Gibe Field Research area (GGFRA) in southwest Ethiopia to assess the prejudice and misconceptions of rural and urban communities towards PLHA and TB. The study population consisted of 862 randomly selected adults in GGFRA. Data were collected… CONTINUE READING
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