Table 1

Index definitions.

INDEX

QUESTIONS


HIV-Related Shame Stigma

▪ People with HIV should be ashamed of themselves (Agree/Neutral/Disagree)

▪ I would be ashamed if someone in my family had HIV/AIDS (Agree/Neutral/Disagree)

▪ I would feel ashamed if I was infected with HIV (Agree/Neutral/Disagree)


Fear of Casual Contact HIV Transmission

▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you cared for a person living with HIV? (Yes/No)

▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you sat next to an HIV+ person? (Yes/No)

▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you were exposed to the sweat of an HIV+ person? (Yes/No)

▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you were exposed to the saliva of an HIV+ person? (Yes/No)


Disclosure to the Religious Community

▪ If you were HIV+, would you tell your pastor? (Yes/No)

▪ If you were HIV+ would you want your congregation to know? (Yes/No)


ARV Knowledge

▪ Do you know where ARVs are provided? (Yes/No)

▪ Can an HIV+ person get free ARVs in Arusha/Babati? (Yes/No/Don't Know)

▪ Do you believe that an HIV+ person can become healthier by taking ARVs? (Yes/No/Don't Know)


Questions composing the indices for shame-related HIV stigma, casual contact HIV transmission fear, disclosure to religious community, and ARV knowledge.

Zou et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:75   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-75

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