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Religion and HIV in Tanzania: influence of religious beliefs on HIV stigma, disclosure, and treatment attitudes

James Zou1*, Yvonne Yamanaka2, Muze John3, Melissa Watt4, Jan Ostermann5 and Nathan Thielman6

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1 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

2 Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

3 Selian AIDS Control Program, Selian Hospital, Arusha, Tanzania

4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

5 Center for Health Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

6 Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

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BMC Public Health 2009, 9:75  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-75

Published: 4 March 2009

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Supplementary Table 1. Associations of HIV belief/knowledge factors with stigma, disclosure, and ARV treatment outcome variables, with 95% confidence intervals. Odds ratios adjusted for the HIV belief/knowledge factors listed in the first column as well as for the demographic factors shown in Table 4, with 95% confidence intervals shown in parentheses. Significance levels of p < 0.05, p < 0.01, and p < 0.001 denoted by *, **, and ***, respectively.

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