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Table 3 Attitudes and beliefs about HIV/AIDS and risk reduction among all residents of three rural Nigerian Communities (n = 1205)

From: Culturally-adapted and audio-technology assisted HIV/AIDS awareness and education program in rural Nigeria: a cohort study

  Control Intervention
  (n = 530) (n = 543)
Question % Total 1 % Total 1
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)