Question items Mean (±SD) Strongly agree Agree Unsure Disagree Strongly disagree Total, N
Sexual transmitted diseases increases the risk of HIV infection 4.5 (0.9) 225 (67.2) 77 (23.0) 17 (5.1) 6
(1.8)
10
(3.0)
335 (95.7)
Consistent and correct use of condoms does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission 3.3 (1.4) 54
(16.1)
65 (19.3) 24 (7.1) 126 (37.5) 67
(19.9)
336 (96.0)
Both HIV positive mother and father can born a child without HIV infection if properly guided 4.5 (0.7) 207 (61.1) 105 (31.0) 17 (5.0) 9 (2.7) 1
(0.3)
339
(96.9)
Having sexual intercourse during menstruation increases risk of HIV transmission. 4.0 (1.2) 158 (47.4) 74 (22.2) 54
(16.2)
25 (7.5) 22
(6.6)
333
(95.1)
Unprotected sexual intercourse cannot lead to transmission of HIV infection. 3.7 (1.4) 48
(14.5)
34 (10.3) 7
(2.1)
127 (38.5) 114 (34.5) 330 (94.3)
Keeping to only one sex partner increases risk of HIV transmission. 3.9 (1.1) 19
(5.6)
29 (8.6) 9
(2.7)
173 (51.3) 107 (31.8) 337 (96.3)
HIV can be gotten through witchcraft? 3.4 (1.5) 61
(18.5)
27 (8.2) 61 (18.5) 77
(23.4)
103 (31.3) 329 (94.0)
*Mean value <3.9 denotes negative knowledge of HIV/AIDS by the participants while ≥3.9 denotes positive knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
Table 2: Assessment of participants’ knowledge of HIV infection; values in parenthesis are percentages.