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Table 1 Index definitions.

From: Religion and HIV in Tanzania: influence of religious beliefs on HIV stigma, disclosure, and treatment attitudes

INDEX QUESTIONS
HIV-Related Shame Stigma ▪ People with HIV should be ashamed of themselves (Agree/Neutral/Disagree)
  ▪ I would be ashamed if someone in my family had HIV/AIDS (Agree/Neutral/Disagree)
  ▪ I would feel ashamed if I was infected with HIV (Agree/Neutral/Disagree)
Fear of Casual Contact HIV Transmission ▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you cared for a person living with HIV? (Yes/No)
  ▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you sat next to an HIV+ person? (Yes/No)
  ▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you were exposed to the sweat of an HIV+ person? (Yes/No)
  ▪ Would you be afraid of getting HIV if you were exposed to the saliva of an HIV+ person? (Yes/No)
Disclosure to the Religious Community ▪ If you were HIV+, would you tell your pastor? (Yes/No)
  ▪ If you were HIV+ would you want your congregation to know? (Yes/No)
ARV Knowledge ▪ Do you know where ARVs are provided? (Yes/No)
  ▪ Can an HIV+ person get free ARVs in Arusha/Babati? (Yes/No/Don't Know)
  ▪ Do you believe that an HIV+ person can become healthier by taking ARVs? (Yes/No/Don't Know)
  1. Questions composing the indices for shame-related HIV stigma, casual contact HIV transmission fear, disclosure to religious community, and ARV knowledge.