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Table 2 Factors that impede HIV testing of patients by Nigerian Surgery Trainees, 1997.

From: Survey of the knowledge, attitude and practice of Nigerian surgery trainees to HIV-infected persons and AIDS patients

Number Factor Response rate in percentages
   Agree Strongly agree Do not agree
1 Expensive 44.2 14.4 41.3
2 Non-availability of testing kit 35.6 6.7 57.7
3 Preference for non-testing 12.5 3.8 83.7
4 Legal hindrances and barriers 10.5 4.8 84.8
5 Absence of hospital guidelines 53.5 17.8 28.7
6 Absence of country guidelines 50.5 8.1 41.4
7 Patient population has low risk for HIV 15.2 3.8 81.0
8 Patients refusal 27.6 5.7 66.7
9 Testing is cumbersome 16.2 1.0 82.9
10 Undue delay in obtaining result 30.8 9.3 59.8
11 All patients treated as if they are HIV+ 20.0 10.5 69.5
12 Obtaining informed consent is difficult 36.9 11.7 51.5
13 Procedure is embarrassing for both doctor and patient 50.5 8.4 41.1