Many medical residents are antipathetic to caring for AIDS stricken patients, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

According to the study, hospital residents and residency program directors have different perceptions of how much contact residents have with AIDS patients. About 65 percent of residents surveyed reported that they provided health care to an AIDS patient in a clinic during the previous year, 50 percent said they currently were following one or more AIDS patients and 21 percent were following three or more such patients.

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