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Table 1 Exploratory factor analysis with oblimin rotationa

From: The relationship between individual characteristics and HIV-related stigma in adults living with HIV: medical monitoring project, Florida, 2015–2016

Questionnaire Items Factor 1:
Negative Self-Image
Stigma
Factor 2:
Personalized
Stigma
Factor 3: Anticipated Stigma h2
I have been hurt by how people reacted to learning I have HIV 0.04 0.61 0.04 0.41
I have stopped socializing with some people because of reactions to HIV status 0.04 0.85 −0.06 0.72
I have lost friends by telling them I have HIV −0.07 0.76 0.04 0.57
I am very careful about who I tell I have HIV −0.02 −0.07 0.44 0.17
I worry that people who know I have HIV will tell others 0.05 0.11 0.46 0.29
I feel I’m not good a person as others because of HIV 0.74 0.02 0.03 0.58
Having HIV makes me feel unclean 0.83 −0.04 0.01 0.68
Having HIV makes me feel that I’m a bad person 0.75 0.02 −0.01 0.57
Most people think that a person with HIV is disgusting 0.14 0.01 0.52 0.35
Most people with HIV are rejected when others find out −0.07 0.07 0.71 0.50
Cronbach Alpha 0.81 0.78 0.64  
  1. aLoadings ≥ 0.40 are bolded