Question items Mean (±SD) Strongly agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly disagree Total, N
My HIV status is personal and I will not disclose it to my sex partner 3.7 (1.5) 56
(16.6)
33 (9.8) 4
(1.2)
120 (35.5) 125 (37.0) 338 (96.6)
I have more than one sex partners because I have nothing to be scared of since I am already positive 4.1 (1.3) 27
(8.0)
34 (10.1) 5
(1.5)
100 (29.6) 172 (50.9) 338 (96.6)
I will not disclose my HIV status to my partner because I am scared he/she will leave or reject me. 3.9 (1.2) 24
(7.1)
38 (11.2) 12
(3.6)
146 (43.2) 118 (34.9) 338 (96.6)
I have unprotected sexual intercourse with my partner who is not HIV positive 3.7 (1.3) 28
(9.2)
45(14.8) 19
(6.3)
118 (38.8) 94
(30.9)
304 (86.9)
I do not like using condom during sexual intercourse 3.6 (1.3) 21
(6.5)
79 (24.4) 7
(2.2)
124 (38.3) 93
(28.7)
324 (92.6)
My sex partner does not like to use condom during sexual intercourse 3.3 (1.4) 35
(11.1)
87 (27.6) 19
(6.0)
108 (34.3) 66
(21.0)
315 (90.0)
My sex partner is also HIV positive therefore, we do not need to use a condom during sexual intercourse 3.7 (1.3) 36
(11.3)
37 (11.6) 24
(7.5)
115 (35.9) 108 (33.8) 320 (91.4)
I do not like to use condom during sexual intercourse because I want to have children 2.7 (1.5) 99
(30.2)
75 (22.9) 25
(7.6)
68
(20.7)
61
(18.6)
328 (93.7)
Use of drugs for HIV will stop the transmission of HIV to sex partner(s) 3.1 (1.4) 65
(19.3)
66(19.6) 32
(9.5)
105 (31.2) 69
(20.5)
337 (96.3)
It is necessary to use condom during sexual intercourse when both partners are HIV positive to prevent infection with other types of HIV 3.9 (1.4) 156 (45.9) 98 (28.8) 21
(6.2)
28
(8.2)
37
(10.9)
340 (97.1)
*Mean value <3.6 denotes negative attitudes or perceptions toward sexual risk behaviourswhile ≥3.6 denotes positive attitudes.
Table 3: The participants’ attitudes or perceptions toward sexual risk behaviours; values in parenthesis are percentages.
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