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French doctors lack knowledge of AIDS

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1158

Two new surveys have concluded that French doctors know little more about the AIDS epidemic than the general public and probably less than the average 15 to 18 year old. The surveys show that more than 13% of French general practitioners believe that HIV can be transmitted by saliva. Findings also show that 7.2% of them believe that it could be transmitted during a stay in the same ward as an infected patient; 6.1% by donating blood; 2% by a mosquito bite; …

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