Is there anything a person can do to avoid getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
This question is used to identify respondents for Qs. 3-7. If the answer is "no" or "doesn't know" skip to Q. 8, drawing a line through the skipped questions.
The purpose of Qs. 3-8 is to obtain information about knowledge of correct ways of avoiding infection with HIV, and to assess the prevalence of misconceptions about how the HIV virus is transmitted. Questions 3, 5 and 7 describe three correct ways to protect from HIV infection. Questions 4 and 6 describe two common misconceptions about how HIV is transmitted. A "no" answer to Q. 8 also indicates that respondents are misinformed about HIV.