Table 2

Modes Transmission As Reported By the 4641 High School Students (%). Response to the Question "by which of the Following Ways Can HIV*/AIDS** be Transmitted?"

Students n = 4641


Mode

Correct answers

Percent choosing correct answer


Sexual Contact

Yes

96

Blood transfusion

Yes

94

Sharing of the needles

Yes

93

Hand shaking

No

91

Shaver blade

Yes

91

Food-borne

No

87

Kissing and hugging

No

85

Mother-to-child

Yes

83

Tattoo

Yes

81

Public toilet

No

80

Public swimming pool

No

79

Sneezing and coughing

No

77

Dentistry

Yes

74

Mosquitoes bites

No

67


*HIV, human immunodeficiency virus ** AIDS, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Tavoosi et al. BMC Public Health 2004 4:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-4-17

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