Table 1

Questions used in the baseline and post-training questionnaires, and the overlap with the 2007 serosurvey questionnaire

Question found in:


Baseline questionnaire

Post-training questionnaire

Serosurvey questionnaire


Do you know what causes HIV/AIDS?

Mention all the ways you know:

Having sex with casual/high risk partner

Having sex without a condom

Unsafe blood transfusion

Unsterile injections

Mother to child transmission

Incisions on the body

(Mosquitoes)

(Witchcraft)

Yes

Yes

Adapted


Can AIDS be transmitted by sharing cups and plates?

Yes

Identical


Can AIDS be transmitted by kissing?

Yes

Identical


Is it possible for a healthy looking person to have HIV/AIDS?

Yes

Identical


Would you recommend a friend to have VCT?

Yes

Yes

Identical


ART prolongs life if taken consistently

Yes

Yes

Adapted


ART drugs are available free of charge in Tanzania

Yes

Yes

Identical


Inadequate nutrition whilst on ART accelerates death

Yes

Yes

Adapted


Condoms have the virus on them

Yes

Yes

Adapted


HIV is only found in the trade centre

Yes

Yes


HIV symptoms can be cured by traditional/spiritual healing

Yes

Yes


It is necessary to use condoms when engaging in sexual activity when on ART

Yes


HIV can be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy/birth or breastfeeding

Yes


Circumcision alone prevents HIV infection

Yes


It is possible to become infected with HIV even if you have only had sex once

Yes


Epsley et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2011 11:14   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-14

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