STEP 298: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (CE: 1.0)


The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that in 2003 that almost 38 million people worldwide were living with human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) infection. Medical laboratory workers are the second-largest healthcare science professional group with potential exposure to HIV through the handling of biological specimens. In this article, the attitudes and concerns and their relationship to AIDS/HIV knowledge of medical laboratory staff and students from central Taiwan are explored.


Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on a questionnaire given to laboratory staff and students in four hospitals in Taiwan
  • Reflect on misconceptions held by the medical professionals
  • Discuss methods to use to increase knowledge of HIV



F-S. Wu

C-W. Juan

S-M. Huang

Y-J. Chang

S-L. Chou

R. Siebers


Launched: 2005