Stigmatization of patients with HIV/AIDS among doctors and nurses in Belize.

  title={Stigmatization of patients with HIV/AIDS among doctors and nurses in Belize.},
  author={Aisha Andrewin and Li-Yin Chien},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  volume={22 11},
This study, conducted from August to September 2007, utilized a population-based survey to investigate stigmatizing attitudes and acts of discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients among doctors and nurses working in public hospitals in Belize. A total of 230 subjects (81.0%) completed the survey. The mean age was 36.8 years; 75% were women; 61% were nurses; 74% were Belizean. Stigmatization was greatest for "attitudes of blame/judgment"; disclosing a patient's HIV/AIDS status to colleagues was… 

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