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Table 5 Anticipated versus actual main partner's reaction towards HIV status disclosure among HIV positive service users, Jimma University Specialized Hospital, March 2007

From: Disclosure experience and associated factors among HIV positive men and women clinical service users in southwest Ethiopia

Partner's reaction Anticipated Actual
  N (%) N (%)
Supportive 387(41.9) 470(46.4)
Reassuring 256(27.7) 389(38.4)
Annoyed 114(12.4) 24(2.4)
Confused 84(9.1) 54(5.3)
Cries 49(5.3) 55(5.4)
Talks about leaving the relationship 11(1.2) 1(0.1)
Worries about his/her own HIV status 6(0.7) 6(0.6)
Leaves the relationship 6(0.7) 1(0.1)
Asks about my sexual history 5(0.5) 2(0.2)
Threatens me 3(0.3) 0(0.0)
Beats me up 1(0.1) 0(0.0)
Yells at me 1(0.1) 10(1.0)
Any positive reactions a 459(65.1) 566(80.3)
Any negative reactions a 127(18.1) 37(5.2)
  1. a Denominator N = 705