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Volume 2016, Article ID 5172497, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5172497
Research Article

Attitudes and Behaviours of Health Workers and the Use of HIV/AIDS Health Care Services

Sociology and Social Work Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Received 5 April 2016; Revised 7 August 2016; Accepted 20 September 2016

Academic Editor: Kathleen Finlayson

Copyright © 2016 Jonathan M. Dapaah. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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