Journal article

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

Kit Yee Chan, Daniel D Reidpath

AIDS PATIENT CARE AND STDS | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

There is currently a scarcity of research on the nature of HIV/AIDS stigma within the Thai health context. This is problematic given the negative role of stigma in hindering the provision of patient care and treatment. This study used a mixed-method approach to investigate the interrelationships between the stigma of HIV/AIDS and the stigmas relating to its various modes of disease transmission including injection drug use (IDU). Twenty interviews were conducted with trainees and qualified nurses from a Bangkok college. Participants were presented with vignettes describing a hypothetical person varying in disease diagnoses (AIDS, leukemia, no disease) and co-characteristics (IDU, commercial ..

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