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Table 1 VCT uptake in relation to HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, HIV/AIDS-related stigma and risky sexual behaviour history among men in Ethiopia, 2005

From: Factors affecting voluntary HIV counselling and testing among men in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional survey

Variables Urban Rural
n (%) Ever HIV tested (%) n (%) Ever HIV tested (%)
Overall 1,628 (27.0) 355 (21.9) 4,405 (73.0) 110 (2.6)
Knowledge indicator     
Reduce risk of getting AIDS by not having sex at all (yes) 1,460 (90.2) 22.3 3,362 (81.0) 2.9
Reduce chance of getting AIDS by having one sexual partner with no other partner (yes) 1,429 (88.3)   3,263 (78.5) 2.9
Reduce chances of getting HIV/AIDS by always using condoms during sexual intercourse (yes) 1,315 (81.3) 23.2 2,531 (60.9) 3.1
Can a healthy looking person have AIDS (yes) 1,450 (89.6) 23.7 2,684 (64.6) 3.4
Get AIDS by sharing food with person who has HIV/AIDS (no) 1,542 (95.3) 22.2 3,264 (78.7) 3.0
Get HIV/AIDS from mosquito bites (no) 1,289 (79.6) 22.7 2,268 (54.6) 3.3
Can get AIDS by witchcraft or supernatural means (no) 1,554 (96.0) 22.4 3,502 (84.3) 2.9
Risky sexual behaviour indicators     
Never had sexual intercourse 525 (32.4) 13.5 1,203 (28.9) 1.6
Had multiple life time sexual partner (yes) 746 (47.3) 27.5 1,591 (38.4) 3.1
Circumcised (no) 31 (1.9) 6.5 360 (8.7) 1.9
Had genital sore/ulcer in last 12 months (yes) 6 (0.4) 50.0 12 (0.3) 8.3
Had any STD in last 12 months (yes) 8 (0.5) 37.5 23 (0.6) 4.4
At least one sexual partner other than wife in last 12 months 272 (16.9) 36.0 183 (4.4) 3.3
Either partner drank alcohol during last sex with last sexual intercourse (yes) 107 (12.7) 25.2 196 (7.2) 1.5
Ever paid for sex (yes) 20 (2.4) 35.0 22 (0.8) 0.0
Stigma indicators     
Knows someone who has or died of AIDS (yes) 640 (39.5) 31.3 271 (6.5) 9.2
Allowed to keep AIDS infection secret (no) 1,271 (78.5) 22.7 3,173 (76.3) 2.8
Willing to care for relative with AIDS (yes) 1,517 (93.9) 22.7 2,940 (70.7) 3.1
Person with AIDS allowed to continue teaching (yes) 1,368 (84.5) 23.3 1,959 (47.1) 3.6
Would buy vegetables from vendor with AIDS (yes) 1,079 (66.7) 25.7 877 (21.1) 4.6
People with AIDS should be ashamed of themselves (Disagree) 1,503 (92.8) 22.4 2,256 (54.2) 3.3
People with AIDS should be blamed for bringing AIDS in community (Disagree) 1,443 (89.1) 23.0 2,252 (52.2) 3.6