RESULTS: 1450 surveys were filled in full. Males comprised 38.6% of the cohort (n=559) and 3.8% stated they are homosexual themselves (n=55). Respondents were almost equally divided between physicians (18.5%), nurses (27%), medical students (34.3%) and other paramedical staff members (19.0%). Most respondents (59%) had >5 years of experience working with patients. In response to the question “Do you feel that you are prepared to provide care to a homosexual patient?” there was a 15% negative response rate (n=217). Almost one fifth of the respondents (17.3%, n=251) stated they would be more likely to test for HIV without patient knowledge in homosexual patients compared to non-homosexual patients. Male healthcare workers (7.2% n=39, vs. 4.7% n=39) seemed more likely to state that their beliefs about homosexuality affect the care they provide to a homosexual patient, but this difference did not achieve statistical significance (p=0.051). Male healthcare workers were significantly more likely than female healthcare workers (22.6% n=123 vs. 14.5 n=120) to override patient autonomy by testing homosexual patients for HIV without their knowledge (p<0.001). Respondent sexual preferences were not associated with a different respect towards autonomy.