Table 3

Attitudes and beliefs about HIV/AIDS and risk reduction among all residents of three rural Nigerian Communities (n = 1205)

Control

Intervention

(n = 530)

(n = 543)

Question

%

Total1

%

Total1


The following questions ask about your beliefs regarding AIDS. Do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?

Disagree

People who have the AIDS virus often have become infected because of their own carelessness

24.2

(116/479)

44.0

(231/525)

There is little a person can do to prevent catching the AIDS virus

54.8

(262/478)

65.3

(342/604)

Healthwise, there isn't much you can do for yourself once you have the AIDS virus

43.3

(201/464)

53.6

(281/524)


In the past month, have you done any of the following to protect yourself from HIV and other STDs?

Affirmative

Abstained from sex

49.1

(260/530)

59.1

(321/543)

Changed the way sexual partners were selected

42.1

(223/530)

35.5

(193/543)

Reduced or limited the number of different sexual partners

42.1

(223/530)

36.6

(199/543)

Discussed HIV with sexual partner(s)

36.6

(194/530)

49.0

(266/543)

Had sex with only one partner

53.8

(285/530)

58.4

(317/543)


If you test positive for HIV, would you tell any of the following individuals about your HIV test result?

Affirmative

Spouse

39.4

(209/530)

92.3

(501/543)

Children

37.2

(197/530)

89.3

(485/543)

Other relatives

27.9

(148/530)

85.1

(462/543)

Friends

20.4

(108/530)

81.6

(443/543)

Religious leaders

27.9

(148/530)

37.0

(201/543)

Community leaders

32.5

(172/530)

69.4

(377/543)

Physician

72.3

(383/530)

91.7

(498/543)


Ofotokun et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2010 10:2   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-10-2

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