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HIV/AIDS practice patterns, knowledge, and educational needs among Hispanic clinicians in Texas, USA, and Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9734223     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hispanic clinicians in Texas, United States of America, and in the neighboring state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, were surveyed to determine their educational needs in the area of HIV/AIDS. Two-thirds of the 74 Texan and 22% of the 104 Mexican physicians queried had seen at least one HIV/AIDS patient in the previous year. The majority of the respondents were primary care physicians who: 1) were in private practice; 2) saw more than 1,000 patients per year; 3) had been out of training for more than 10 years; 4) provided some HIV prevention education to patients based on their perceived risk of infection; 5) rated their own knowledge of HIV/AIDS as average but rated their knowledge of treatments for the disease below average; 6) received most of their information about HIV/AIDS from journals rather than formal continuing education programs; 7) thought Hispanic patients had special needs with regard to HIV/AIDS care; and 8) were willing to attend education programs to improve their HIV/AIDS management skills. The greatest barriers to caring for HIV patients were lack of clinical knowledge and fear of infection. These results point to a need for a large-scale training program to improve the HIV/AIDS management skills of Hispanic clinicians in Texas and Nuevo Leon.
J L Martinez; J de D Licea Serrato; R Jimenez; R M Grimes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista panamericana de salud pública = Pan American journal of public health     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1020-4989     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev. Panam. Salud Publica     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-22     Completed Date:  1998-09-22     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705400     Medline TA:  Rev Panam Salud Publica     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  14-9     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
AIDS Education and Training Centers, School of Public Health, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center 77225-0186, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / diagnosis*,  therapy
Education, Medical, Continuing*
HIV Infections / diagnosis*,  therapy
Mexican Americans*
Middle Aged
Physician's Practice Patterns
Grant Support
2U69PE00116-06/PE/BHP HRSA HHS

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