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Table 5 The reasons for refusal at facilities that requested to accept

From: Acceptance situation of HIV patients in Japanese dialysis facilities—questionnaire survey by the Infection Survey Subcommittee

  number of responses %
Not enough beds 19 17.4%
No experience of the practice 62 56.9%
No acceptance of outpatients 6 5.5%
No cooperation with HIV specialists (HIV core hospitals) 9 8.3%
No cooperation with HIV core hospitals 43 39.4%
Insufficient standard precautions in the facility 39 35.8%
No knowledge of needle piercing accidents 19 17.4%
No stocks of anti HIV drugs 57 52.3%
Anxiety of HIV infection risk 60 55.0%
Others 26 23.9%
Number of valid responses 109