HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Medical Students Are Taking Risks With HIV During Elective Studies

(Medical students' risk of infection with blood borne viruses at home and abroad: questionnaire survey)

Click below to download PDF document
You will require Acrobat Reader to view file.
Click here for PDF document

(Provision of health advice for UK medical students planning to travel overseas for their elective study period: questionnaire survey)

Click below to download PDF document
You will require Acrobat Reader to view file.
Click here for PDF document

Two papers in this week's BMJ conclude that medical students are not being given adequate health advice and support when undertaking their elective studies in countries with a relatively high prevalence of blood borne viruses, such as HIV.

Medical students in the UK and in many other countries have an elective period as part of their training during which they are encouraged to pursue their clinical studies overseas, with many opting to go to developing countries.

In a study of 148 of such students, Claire Gamester and colleagues from Guy's, King's College and St Thomas's School of Medicine found that 42 per cent of those who visited areas with a relatively high prevalence of HIV were unaware of this, all of whom had visited areas other than sub-Saharan Africa. It would seem, say that authors, that these students and some of their advisers are unaware of the increasing prevalence of HIV infection in South East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Central America, the Caribbean and South America.

The authors conclude that medical schools should produce, regularly update and implement guidelines regarding protection from blood borne viruses during clinical studies, including electives. This view is supported in a paper by Peter Moss and Nick Beeching, also p
'"/>

Contact: Jill Shepherd
jshepherd@bma.org.uk
44-171-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
15-Jan-1999


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Medically supervised drug injection facilities safer for users
2. Medical molecules designed to respond to visible light that can penetrate tissue
3. Philanthropist Paul F. Glenn launches labs for aging research at Harvard Medical School
4. UCLA Medical Center becomes first hospital to introduce remote presence robots in ICU
5. New data on Orqis Medicals Cancion CRS to be reported at ACC
6. Medical technologies may hinder rather than help newborn survival
7. Medical meeting to feature research findings and disease prevention and health promotion sessions
8. LA BioMed Medical/Research briefs January 2005
9. Medical negligence system is secretive, unaccountable and unregulated
10. Dartmouth Medical School receives $1.6 million in AIDS funding
11. LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor ... prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance that ... insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment ... family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance start ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Milford, NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... weekend at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by ... and physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching ... contract by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile ... of Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... , Oct. 5, 2017  In response to ... Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations ... to be used as a first-line therapy to ... Recognizing the value ... White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. ... Day Software and Consulting, LLC , and named its ... Software, based in Tennessee , will ... Day expands EnvoyHealth,s service offerings for health care partners ... "In an interoperable world, ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile app is poised ... reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. The app empowers ... intake and stepping down their dosage in a safe, controlled ... December 2017; the first 100,000 people to sign up will ... http://www.rebound-solution.com/ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: