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Table 4 Third- and fifth-year Jordanian dental students' view on potential transmission routes of HIV

From: The knowledge and attitude about HIV/AIDS among Jordanian dental students: (Clinical versus pre clinical students) at the University of Jordan

Potential transmission routes of HIV (%) of students who responded yes
  3rd year
(n = 97)
5th year
(n = 114)
P value
Your unbroken skin in contact with unbroken skin of HIV-positive patient 18.6 15.8 0.59
Your unbroken skin in contact with blood of HIV-positive patient 32.0 34.2 0.73
Your unbroken skin in contact with saliva of HIV-positive patient 22.7 34.2 0.07
Your cut skin in contact with unbroken skin of HIV-positive patient 25.8 28.9 0.61
Your cut skin in contact with blood of HIV-positive patient 93.8 100 0.007
Your cut skin in contact with saliva of HIV-positive patient 84.5 81.6 0.57
Inhalation of aerosol containing blood of HIV-positive patient 73.2 73.7 0.94
Inhalation of aerosol containing saliva of HIV-positive patient 61.9 44.7 0.01