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AIDS surveillance: knowledge, attitudes, and practices of health care professionals in Washington State.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10183169     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Health professionals in Washington State were surveyed in 1993 to assess acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) reporting knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Seventy-five percent responded. Two thirds of previous reporters were informed about the 1993 AIDS case definition and reporting requirements, but 32 percent had neglected to report. Forty-eight percent were concerned about confidentiality of reported cases. Half favored human immunodeficiency virus reporting and 21 percent opposed it. In order to promote complete and timely AIDS reporting, current and future reporters need ongoing education on reporting requirements and methods. The importance of AIDS surveillance data for community planning as well as assurance of protection of confidentiality should be emphasized.
H Thiede; S G Hopkins; M S Smyser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1078-4659     ISO Abbreviation:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-22     Completed Date:  1998-10-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9505213     Medline TA:  J Public Health Manag Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-41     Citation Subset:  T; X    
Seattle King County Department of Public Health, Washington, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome*
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Health Personnel*
Infection Control Practitioners
Population Surveillance*
Grant Support
U62/CCU006260-01//PHS HHS

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