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A latent trait approach to measuring HIV/AIDS related stigma in healthcare professionals: application of mokken scaling technique

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Keivan Ahmadi, Daniel D. Reidpath, Pascale Allotey and Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali

The attitudes of healthcare professionals towards HIV positive patients and high risk groups are central to the quality of care and therefore to the management of HIV/AIDS related stigma in health settings. Extant HIV/AIDS stigma scales that measure stigmatising attitudes towards people living with HIV/AIDS have been developed using scaling techniques such as principal component analysis. This approach has resulted in instruments that are often long.

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Breaking the cycle of vulnerability: A review of efforts to improve attitudes of health service providers serving people living with HIV in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa and Eswatini

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Author
NAPSAR+

Background:

According to the (2010) UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic, southern Africa remains the worst impacted by AIDS; in South Africa the HIV prevalence among adults is 17.8% and in three other southern African countries, the national adult HIV prevalence rate exceeds 20%. These countries are Botswana (24.8%), Lesotho (23.6%) and Swaziland (25.9%). High HIV prevalence overburdens health systems and there are concerns that limited availability and low performance of health care workers severely constrains the provision of quality health care services.

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National Student Sexual Health HIV Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Survey: Focusing on Student Men who have Sex with Men at 14 Higher Education Institutions in South Africa

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Author
HEAIDS and NACOSA

The Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS), in partnership with Networking HIV/AIDS Community of South Africa (NACOSA) and funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, undertook research among students at higher education institutions (HEIs) in South Africa to explore their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour in relation to sexual health and HIV. The sample comprised both male and female students, and specifically included male students who have sex with men.

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