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Table 3 Knowledge and attitudes about STDs and AIDS

From: Sexual health status of women who have regular sexual relations with men who have sex with men in mainland China

  Number Yes(%) No(%) Uncertain(%)
1. Do a man’s normal-looking genitalia indicate that he has no venereal diseases? 132 35.6 27.3 37.1
2. Are some STDs still infectious even though they are completely cured? 130 49.2 12.3 38.5
3. Can some STDs cause death? 133 82.7 3.8 13.5
4. Do women with syphilis, gonorrhea, and other STDs have no clinical manifestations for a long time? 128 33.6 23.4 43.0
5. Can AIDS be transmitted through blood, from mother to child, and by sexual contact? 133 42.1 0 57.9
6. Is it difficult to detect HIV infection because there are often no symptoms for some time? 129 64.3 11.6 24.0
7. Is HIV infection similar to AIDS? 131 6.9 69.5 23.7
8. Do people with AIDS feel that life is meaningless? 134 63.4 26.9 9.7
9. Is the risk of HIV infection higher after learning that sex partners are MSM? 126 70.6 18.3 11.1
10. Should women who are the sex partners of MSM undergo HIV testing? 133 81.2 8.3 10.5