Variables Strongly agree n(%) Agree n(%) Neutral n(%) Disagree n(%) Strongly disagree n(%)
My chance of becoming infected with HIV is high due to my work 15(9.2) 60(36.8) 16(9.8) 54(33.1) 18(11)
Emergency medical service should be refused to known HIV/AIDS patients 4(2.5) 15(9.2) 15(9.2) 68(41.7) 61(37.4)
It is necessary to take extra infection control precautions for HIV/AIDS patients 90(55.2) 57(35) 2(1.2) 10(6.1) 4(2.5)
Health care workers have high risk of catching blood born virus like HIV/AIDS while caring for patients 64(39.3) 76(46.6) 3(1.8) 17(10.4) 3(1.8)
I worry about catching HIV/AIDS at work 42(25.8) 63(38.7) 11(6.7) 40(24.5) 7(4.3)
Patients with HIV/AIDS needs to be nursed separately from others 16(9.8) 31(19) 6(3.7) 70(42.9) 40(24.5)
I would prefer not to care for patients with HIV/AIDS 8(4.9) 7(4.3) 10(6.1) 64(39.3) 74(45.4)
I am willing to assist with the delivery of babyborn from a mother with HIV/AIDS 65(39.9) 82(50.3) 3(1.8) 7(4.3) 6(3.7)
I am willing to assist with an operation on patient with HIV/AIDS 50(30.7) 89(54.6) 10(8) 8(4.9) 6(3.7)
It is shame for someone to have HIV/AIDS 18(11) 17(10.4) 8(4.9) 55(33.7) 65(39.9)
I would end my friendship if my friend has HIV/AIDS 19(11.7) 21(12.9) 8(4.9) 54(33.1) 61(37.4)
I avoid performing any task at work on patients without wearing latex gloves 48(29.4) 48(29.4) 12(7.4) 35(21.5) 20(12.3)
I am comfortable assisting or being assisted by a co-worker who has HIV 43(26.4) 94(57.7) 9(5.5) 10(6.1) 7(4.3)
Health care workers who are HIV positive should be allowed to continue to provide care 43(26.4) 88(54) 13(8) 11(6.7) 8(4.9)
I feel that providing health services to people with HIV/AIDS is a waste of resource since they are all going to die 14(8.6) 17(10.4) 6(3.7) 39(23.9) 87(53.4)
Summary Index: Attitude of respondents to treat and working with HIV/AIDS patients ( Mean=56.7, and SD=6.26) Favorable attitude 84(51.5%)
Unfavorable attitude 79(48.5%)
Table 3: Attitude of respondents towards HIV/AIDS among Debre Markos University health science students, Northwest Ethiopia, 2014.
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