If you knew that a shopkeeper or food seller had AIDS or the virus that causes it, would you buy food from him or her?
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.
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The last three questions aim to obtain information about the level of 'unmet need' for HIV testing. They first ask about experience of HIV testing. Voluntary testing and counselling are now encouraged, in the belief that if a person knows his/her status, he/she is more likely to adopt behaviours to prevent contracting the virus or (if HIV-positive) transmitting it. Many of those who get tested do not return to learn the result of the test, but the proportion of those who return should rise as the quality of pre-test counselling improves. It is important to obtain an estimate of the number of those tested who return to learn the result, in order to monitor this proxy indicator of the quality of available counselling and the level of demand for such services.
Before you ask the questions about AIDS testing, preface them with the introduction given below in Q. 15.
OR USE A SIMILAR STATEMENT DESIGNED BY THE SURVEY TEAM.