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Table 1 The evaluation of health beliefs & barriers related to HIV/AIDS among students of University of Vlora

From: Health beliefs and barriers related to HIV prevention and screening among students of the University of Vlora: a cross-sectional study

The perception of health beliefs & barriers related to HIV/AIDS Correct answer Incorrect answer
No. % No. %
1. I believe that a person should be worried about HIV/AIDS only if he/she starts to get sick. 476 67.04 234 32.96
2. I believe that a person infected with HIV can be identified from his / her thin look. 379 53.38 331 46.62
3. I believe that taking a test for HIV one week after having sex will tell a person if she or he has HIV. 486 68.45 224 31.55
4. I believe that HIV is a punishment for immoral behavior. 629 88.60 81 11.40
5. I believe that clients who get HIV through illegal behavior (e.g., sex work), should not be treated at hospitals and clinics. 442 62.25 268 37.75
6. I believe that religious people cannot get infected with HIV 558 78.69 152 21.41
7. The chances of getting HIV would not stop me to have sexual intercourse with more than one
partner.
440 61.97 270 38.03
8. Using a condom seems like an insult to my partner. 218 30.70 492 69.30
9. I would not get tested for HIV because I was afraid of losing my partner. 520 73.34 188 26.66
10. I would not go to a local clinic to be tested for HIV because then everyone would know my status. 524 73.91 186 26.19