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

Varas-Díaz, N, Neilands, TB, Cintrón-Bou, F et al. (2012). The role of gender on HIV/AIDS stigma among medical students in Puerto Rico: Implications for training and service delivery . 31(4), 220-222.

cited authors

  • Varas-Díaz, N; Neilands, TB; Cintrón-Bou, F; Santos-Figueroa, A; Rodríguez-Madera, S; Santiago-Negrón, S

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 [χ2(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.

publication date

  • December 19, 2012

start page

  • 220

end page

  • 222

volume

  • 31

issue

  • 4