A national study of AIDS and residency training: Experiences, concerns, and consequences
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Attitude of Health Personnel
Attitude to Health
Internship and Residency
Although most residents have substantial contact with inpatients and outpatients with AIDS, most still find their education in AIDS ambulatory care to be deficient. A minority of residents would prefer not to care for patients with AIDS. Residency curricula should include training and experience in ambulatory AIDS care, explicitly address negative attitudes toward caring for patients with AIDS, and include programs to reduce needlestick exposures.