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Attitudes to prevention among HIV-infected patients: the case of specific prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

A. Auperin
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V. H. Des Fontaines
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Abstract

Despite a consensus on the need for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) prophylaxis for HIV-infected patients with fewer than 200 CD4+ lymphocytes/mm3, the number of cases of PCP has remained stable, and about 70% involve patients who are not receiving prophylaxis. The aim of this study was to determine why these patients are not covered by prophylaxis. It was based on a retrospective analysis of semidirective interviews with 32 patients who developed PCP while not receiving prophylaxis. The reasons given were a lack of knowledge of risk factors for HIV infection, the fear of HIV testing, unawareness of the existence of PCP prophylaxis, a refusal to see a doctor in the absence of symptoms, unwillingness to be monitored and in four cases a failure of the doctor to prescribe prophylaxis.
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hal-00597509 , version 1 (01-06-2011)

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A. Auperin, C. Chouaid, V. H. Des Fontaines. Attitudes to prevention among HIV-infected patients: the case of specific prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.. Health Policy, 1994, 27 (3), pp.253-9. ⟨hal-00597509⟩
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