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Table 5 The respondents' misconceptions towards HIV/AIDS

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

Misconceptions to persons with HIV/AIDS (Alpha 0.603 for the below 6 items) Agree n(%) Disagree n(%) Neither agree nor disagree n(%)
1 If you are passionately in love with someone, you become immune to AIDS 73(7.3) 930(88.7) 45(4.3)
2 AIDS is a punishment from God 243(23.2) 707(67.5) 98(9.4)
3 AIDS does not influence the Turkish 46(4.4) 982(93.7) 20(1.9)
4 I will not be infected with AIDS come what may 100(9.5) 884(84.4) 64(6.1)
5 Married couples do not contract AIDS even if they have sex with others 43(4.1) 957(91.3) 48(4.6)
6 You cannot be infected with HIV/AIDS if you are engaged in sport and are well nourished 254(24.2) 620(59.2) 174(16.6)