oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Knowledge of universal precautions and fears of occupational exposure to HIV/AIDS among student nurses and midwives in Ethiopia

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



A cross-sectional survey was carried out to determine knowledge of universal precaution and fear of occupational exposure to HIV/AIDS among nursing and midwifery students. Eighty nursing students and 25 midwifery students were selected through a stratified random sampling method. Fears discouraged them from continuing to work in caring professions. Therefore, the researchers recommended that more comprehensive studies should be conducted about HIV education in nursing and midwifery curricula.

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