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Table 5 Responses to questions on attitudes to HIV-related issues of respondents without HIV infection, with known and with unknown HIV infection

From: Actual and undiagnosed HIV prevalence in a community sample of men who have sex with men in Auckland, New Zealand

  Uninfected HIV infected
  n (%) Known
n (%)
Unknown
n (%)
Condoms are OK as part of sex    
Agree 935 (96.7) 48 (90.6)* 12 (100.0)
Disagree 32 (3.3) 5 (9.4) 0 (0)
HIV/AIDS is a less serious threat than it used to be because of new treatments    
Agree 296 (30.5) 28 (52.8)† 3 (23.1)
Disagree 675 (69.5) 25 (47.2) 10 (76.9)
I would sometimes rather risk HIV transmission than use a condom during anal sex    
Agree 135 (13.9) 7 (13.2) 0 (0)
Disagree 838 (86.1) 46 (86.8) 12 (100.0)
I don't like wearing condoms because they reduce sensitivity    
Agree 378 (39.1) 28 (52.8) 1 (8.3)
Disagree 588 (60.9) 25 (47.2) 11 (91.7)
The sex I have is always as safe as I want it to be    
Agree 886 (91.3) 46 (86.8) 10 (83.3)
Disagree 84 (8.7) 7 (13.2) 2 (16.7)
Sometimes I feel under pressure to not use a condom    
Agree 279 (28.8) 24 (45.3)‡ 3 (25.0)
Disagree 690 (71.2) 29 (54.7) 9 (75.0)
I'd like to be better informed about HIV transmission risk    
Agree 734 (75.8) 35 (67.3) 10 (76.9)
Disagree 234 (24.2) 17 (32.7) 3 (23.1)
I would never be willing to use condoms for anal sex    
Agree 94 (9.7) 7 (13.2) 0 (0)
Disagree 875 (90.3) 46 (86.8) 12 (100.0)
There is a "condom culture" among the men I have sex with    
Agree 708 (75.7) 27 (54.9)† 7 (58.3)
Disagree 227 (24.3) 24 (47.1) 5 (41.7)
A man who knows he has HIV would tell me he was positive before we had sex    
Agree 371 (38.4) 10 (18.9)‡ 5 (41.7)
Disagree 595 (61.6) 43 (81.1) 7 (58.3)
Total 979 (100.0) 53 (100.0) 14 (100.0)
  1. Agree = "strongly agree" or "agree" with statement, Disagree = "strongly disagree" or "disagree" with statement
  2. * p < 0.05 for comparison between uninfected and known infected
  3. p = 0.001 for comparison between uninfected and known infected
  4. p < 0.01 for comparison between uninfected and known infected
  5. Table omits data on respondents with missing information