And in other HIV news, a study in the August issue of AIDS Patient Care and STDs, researchers found that one-fourth of HIV patients feel stigmatized by their doctors.
Most of the patients who felt that way were low-income minorities with poor access to care.
"Whether or not it is actual stigmatization is hard to measure, because it's coming from the patients that we interviewed," lead researcher Janni J. Kinsler, from the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a statement. "The point is that these people feel that way, and that's bad enough, because they're less likely to seek the care they need."
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SOURCES: Phillip A. Dennis, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, U.S. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.; Charles Saxe, Ph.D., scientific program director, American Cancer Society, Atlanta; Sept. 1, 2007, Clinical Cancer Research; Sept. 1, 2007, Cancer Research; August 2007, AIDS Patient Care and STDs
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