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Table 3 Attitudes towards PLHIV among Vietnamese rural adults

From: Community patterns of stigma towards persons living with HIV: A population-based latent class analysis from rural Vietnam

  Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Don't know/Not sure
n (%)
1. PLHIV should be isolated*
n = 1835
922 (50) 768 (42) 145 (8)
2. I would be ashamed if someone in my family had HIV*
n = 1829
1259 (69) 178 (10) 392 (21)
3. PLHIV are promiscuous
n = 1832
1232 (67) 140 (8) 460 (25)
4. PLHIV should feel ashamed*
n = 1823
1174 (64) 327 (18) 322 (18)
5. I would like to be friends with someone with HIV**
n = 1819
410 (22) 1084 (60) 325 (18)
6. I would share a meal with someone with HIV**
n = 1832
776 (42) 801 (44) 225 (14)
7. It is safe for children to play with PLHIV*
n = 1834
342 (19) 1279 (70) 213 (12)
8. A student with HIV who is not sick should be allowed to continue school*
n = 1830
1160 (63) 315 (17) 355 (19)
  1. Notes: Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding to the nearest integer. The total sample for each statement varies due to non-response to some statements by some participants. Statements 1-4 are phrased so that answering 'Yes' indicates a more stigmatizing attitude and statements 5-8 are phrased so that 'No' indicates a more stigmatizing attitude. The questions were not asked in this order, but are grouped in their presentation for clarity.
  2. *Significant difference at p < .05 for women reporting a more stigmatizing attitude than men
  3. **Significant difference at p < .001 for women reporting a more stigmatizing attitude than men