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Table 2 Distribution of responses by HIV or HBV / HCV status

From: Reluctance to care for patients with HIV or hepatitis B / C in Japan

  HIV HBV/HCV
  n (%) n (%)
Anxiety regarding the potential infection risk from patients with HIV or HBV / HCV
 Agree 133 (13) 145 (15)
 Somewhat agree 397 (40) 391 (39)
 Somewhat disagree 254 (26) 303 (31)
 Disagree 186 (19) 139 (14)
 Do not know 22 (2) 14 (1)
Confident that I could protect myself from infection when caring for patients infected with HIV or HBV / HCV
 Agree 125 (13) 179 (18)
 Somewhat agree 359 (36) 403 (41)
 Somewhat disagree 253 (26) 231 (23)
 Disagree 143 (14) 84 (9)
 Do not know 112 (11) 95 (10)
Have you cared for a patient infected with HIV or HBV/HCV during the past one year?
 Yes 110 (11) 668 (67)
 No 700 (71) 218 (22)
 Do not know 182 (19) 106 (11)
Do you believe that a patient infected with HIV or HBV / HCV might be a homosexual, have multiple sexual partners or be a drug user?
 Agree 93 (9) 31 (3)
 Somewhat agree 294 (30) 99 (10)
 Somewhat disagree 261 (26) 330 (33)
 Disagree 304 (31) 512 (52)
 Do not know 40 (4) 17 (2)
Would you be reluctant to care for a patient infected with HIV or HBV / HCV?
 Agree 109 (11) 43 (4)
 Somewhat agree 294 (30) 136 (14)
 Somewhat disagree 266 (27) 325 (33)
 Disagree 271 (27) 466 (47)
 Do not know 52 (5) 22 (2)
  1. HBV hepatitis B virus, HCV hepatitis C virus