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East and Central African Journal of Surgery
Association of Surgeons of East Africa and College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa
ISSN: 1024-297X
EISSN: 1024-297X
Vol. 18, No. 1, 2013, pp. 27-30
Bioline Code: js13004
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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East and Central African Journal of Surgery, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2013, pp. 27-30

 en Psychosocial Issues Affecting Surgical Care of HIVAIDS Patients in University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa.
Irabor, D.O.; Irabor, A.E.; Afuwape, O.O. & Adewole, I.F.


The paper discloses that patients with HIVAIDS receive sub-optimal surgical care in the University College Hospital Ibadan, Nigeria. Reasons adduced are, in the majority, of a psychosocial hue and these are explained under subheadings of the rigid mindset of the surgical care-givers themselves, the stigma attached to both infected patient and non-infected relation also, the fraudulent ‘AIDS for gain’ population and lastly the socio-cultural practices that do not augur well for good surgical health-care delivery. The paper concludes that without a mental paradigm shift, adequate and speedy surgical care will continue to elude HIVAIDS patients in Ibadan, Nigeria.

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