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Table 3 Respondent Attitudes towards HIV Patients by ARV stocking status*

From: Stigmatizing attitudes and low levels of knowledge but high willingness to participate in HIV management: A community-based survey of pharmacies in Pune, India

Statement Response Stock ARVs
(n = 73)
Do not stock ARVs
(n = 132)
p-value**
"There is a professional obligation to provide medications to persons with HIV/AIDS" Disagree 6 (8.2) 12 (9.1) 0.007
  Not sure 0 (0) 16 (12.1)  
  Agree 67 (91.8) 104 (78.8)  
"Patients with STIs/HIV are responsible for their illness" (N = 206) Disagree 12 (16.4) 16 (12.2) 0.184
  Not sure 12 (16.4) 36 (27.5)  
  Agree 49 (67.1) 79 (60.3)  
"Patients with STIs/HIV have looser sexual morals" Disagree 6 (8.2) 23 (17.4) 0.079
  Not sure 21 (28.8) 45 (34.1)  
  Agree 46 (63.0) 64 (48.5)  
"HIV patients cannot adhere to antiretroviral (ARV) regimens" Disagree 10 (13.7) 8 (6.1) < 0.01
  Not sure 5 (6.8) 70 (53.0)  
  Agree 58 (79.5) 54 (40.9)  
"Worry about HIV exposure when I dispense medicines to an HIV patient" Disagree 71 (97.3) 124 (93.9) 0.484
  Not sure 1 (1.4) 6 (4.5)  
  Agree 1 (1.4) 2 (1.5)  
  1. *N = 207 unless otherwise specified
  2. **Association of 'Stocking ARV' with attitudes was tested by Pearson's χ2 test or Fisher's exact test when cell sizes were less than 5.