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STALIANO, Pamela  e  ELIZABETH LAPA COELHO, Angela. Knowledge, attitudes and risk perception of fonoaudiologia students regarding AIDS. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.1, pp.100-116. ISSN 1677-1168.

The objective of this research was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and perception of risk of the academics of the Course of Fonoaudiologia at a particular university regarding AIDS. One hundred and thirty seven academics answered a structured questionnaire. The participants had demonstrated an excellent knowledge about the identity of the HIV and the ways of transmission, however the same did not happen with the knowledge about prevention related to sexual transmission. Also, certain negative attitudes had been identified regarding care of people with HIV/AIDS, fact that might interfere in the way they take care of these people. Another preoccupying data were that the majority affirmed not to be at risk to get AIDS. The students told that they felt unprepared to work within this area, and they needed more professional training

Palavras-chave : AIDS; attitudes; knowledge; risk perception.

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