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P R Health Sci J. 2012 Dec;31(4):220-2.

The role of gender on HIV/AIDS stigma among medical students in Puerto Rico: implications for training and service delivery.

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  • 1Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico. nvaras@uprrp.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study aimed to assess the role of gender on HIV/AIDS stigma among 507 medical students in Puerto Rico.

METHODS:

A secondary data analysis was performed with baseline measurements of a controlled randomized study.

RESULTS:

Unadjusted analyses showed that the overall multivariate test for gender was significant [X2(11) = 38.79, p = .0001]. Males evidenced higher stigma levels on multiple dimensions of HIV/AIDS stigma.

CONCLUSION:

Findings suggest that gender needs to be taken into consideration when engaging in stigma research and when developing stigma reduction interventions as part of medical students training.

PMID:
23844470
PMCID:
PMC4140944
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