Table 3

Feelings of Students toward an Infected Person. Response to the Question "What are your Feelings toward a HIV*-Positive Person?"

Feelings toward HIV-Positive Patients

Females n(%)

Males n(%)

p-value


Hatred

355 (15%)

342 (18 %)

Compassion

1365 (56%)

924 (47 %)

Apathy

697 (29 %)

688 (35 %)

Total

2417

1954

χ2 36.63 p < 0.0001


*HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; n = Number of students expressed their feelings; p < 0.05 is considered significant.

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

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