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Table 3 Feelings of Students toward an Infected Person. Response to the Question "What are your Feelings toward a HIV*-Positive Person?"

From: Knowledge and attitude towards HIV/AIDS among Iranian students

Feelings toward HIV-Positive Patients Females n(%) Males n(%) p-value
Hatred 355 (15%) 342 (18 %)  
Compassion 1365 (56%) 924 (47 %)  
Apathy 697 (29 %) 688 (35 %)  
Total 2417 1954 χ2 36.63 p < 0.0001
  1. *HIV, human immunodeficiency virus; n = Number of students expressed their feelings; p < 0.05 is considered significant.