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Table 4 The respondents' attitudes towards HIV/AIDS

From: AIDS knowledge and attitudes in a Turkish population: an epidemiological study

Attitudes to persons with HIV/AIDS (Alpha 0.734 for the below 10 items) Agree n(%) Disagree n(%) Neither agree nor disagree n(%)
1 Students with AIDS should go to special schools for those with AIDS 389(37.1) 504(48.1)√ 155(14.8)
2 If there is a student with AIDS in a school, I would delete the record of my child from that school 346(33.0) 554(52.9)√ 148(14.1)
3 I would not sit in the same armchair or desk with a person with AIDS 345(32.9) 588(56.1)√ 115(11.0)
4 I would not kiss someone with AIDS 400(38.2) 553(52.8)√ 95(9.1)
5 They should be locked up or isolated in a special center 187(17.8) 739(70.5)√ 122(11.6)
6 I would have personal contact with someone with AIDS as an ordinary person 601(57.3)√ 333(31.8) 114(10.9)
7 I would share public toilets and swimming pools with someone with AIDS 412(39.3)√ 506(48.3) 130(12.4)
8 I would wash my clothes with those of an individual with AIDS 437(41.7)√ 489(46.7) 122(11.6)
9 They must be supported, treated and helped 951(90.7)√ 50(4.8) 47(4.5)
10 Everybody must know about those with AIDS by means of national media 332(31.7) 579(55.2)√ 137(13.1)
  1. √ Positive attitudes