Table 4

Most commonly reported barriers that limit physicians from recommending HIV testinga
Barriers % physicians
Patient may perceive the recommendation as accusatory or judgmental 57
Patient wouldn’t want to be identified as HIV positive/worried that people will find out 48
Competing priorities/other needs more urgent 45
Insufficient time with the patient 45
There’s such a stigma associated with HIV, and many doctors don’t want to offend anyone 43

aMost frequently mentioned by physicians among their top five barriers according to the survey question: What are the key factors that limit black physicians from recommending HIV testing?

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Wong et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:96   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-96

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