Table 3

Knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS and STDs

Knowledge and beliefs about HIV/AIDS

No. of study subjects

N = 5,690

No. of study subjects who have ever heard of HIV/AIDS

N = 1,252


N

Percent of 5,690

Percent of 1,252


Have ever heard of HIV/AIDS

1,252

22.0

100.0

Know how HIV/AIDS is transmitted

250

4.4

20.0

Know methods to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS

114

2.0

9.1

Believe "sinners" will get AIDS

376

6.6

30.0

Believe AIDS and STDs can be prevented by sterilization of women

125

2.2

10.0

Believe AIDS is acquired by looking at an infected person with AIDS

188

3.3

15.0

Believe AIDS is acquired by talking to a person who has AIDS

225

4.0

18.0

Believe there is a cure for HIV/AIDS

51

0.9

4.1


Naik et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2005 5:1   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-5-1

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