SESSION TITLE: Ethics
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
PURPOSE: This study intended to determine the attitudes of healthcare providers towards homosexual patients, with particular emphasis on respect towards patient autonomy regarding HIV testing.
METHODS: After IRB approval, a 30-question survey was conducted among the medical and paramedical staff of 24 different health care centers in 8 countries. The questionnaire included information regarding respondent demographics, their individual sexual preference and their attitudes towards treatment of a homosexual patient. All questionnaires were completed anonymously.