Pharmacy Workers' Sexually Transmitted Diseases/HIV Knowledge in Fuzhou, China: Implications for HIV Testing, Treatment and Prevention Strategies
June 15, 2009
Because pharmacies in China play a special role in providing treatment services for STD-infected patients, the authors identified a need to study the STD and HIV knowledge of retail pharmacy workers.
"In order to improve service quality and avoid misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment of STD/HIV, on-the-job training or continuous education for pharmacy workers should be required, implemented, and monitored as part of the national effort for STD control and treatment," the authors concluded.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
04.2009; Vol. 36; No. 4: P. 221-226; Yi Wen, MD; Jihui Guan, MD; Zunyou Wu, MD, PhD; Li Li, PhD; Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, PhD; Chunqing Lin, MD; Roger Detels, MD, MS; the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial Group