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Title: . Attitudes of Elements of the Academic Community in Regard to the Rapid Test of HIV/AIDS
Authors: Frias, Ana
Sim-Sim, Margarida
Chora, Maria
Barros, Maria
Silva, Gertrudes
Editors: Tarkang, Elvis
Keywords: Students
Rapid HIV Testing
Health Behavior
Health Attitudes
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science
Citation: Frias A. M., Sim-Sim M. M.,Chora M. A.,Barros M. L.,Silva G. M. Attitudes of Elements of the Academic Community in Regard to the Rapid Test of HIV/AIDS. International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Science. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2016, pp. 27-35. doi:10.11648/j.ijhpebs.20160204.12
Abstract: Background: Knowing one’s own seropositivity status of HIV/AIDS is important. Seropositivity can be determined by a rapid HIV/AIDS test. Attitudes towards a rapid test of HIV/AIDS show a predisposition to perform the analysis. Objective: This study investigated, the attitudes of students and staff in a Portuguese university toward rapid HIV/AIDS test. Methods: In a convenience sample, the data was collected on campus in three consecutive years. A selfadministered structured questionnaire was used for data collection. A validated scale for Portuguese students was applied. A sample of 947 (86.3%) students and 150 (13.7%) teaching and non-teaching staff participated. The average age was 24.30 years-old (SD=8.64). Non-parametric tests were applied. Results: Attitudes of professors and non-teaching staff are more favorable in relation to the rapid test of HIV/AIDS, compared to students. Attitudes are also more favorable in the first year in which the study was conducted with both employees and students. The male students express more traditional attitudes. Students of nursing polo have expressed more favorable attitudes to the rapid test of HIV/AIDS. Conclusion: The attitudes towards rapid test of HIV/AIDS are generally favorable. It is necessary to conduct further research considering professors and other university staff. Improving favorable attitudes toward rapid HIV/AIDS test must be a positive fact for health.
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