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Table 1 Knowledge about HIV/AIDS, prevention of HIV and other Sexual transmitted infections

From: Assessment of knowledge, attitude and risk behaviors towards HIV/AIDS and other sexual transmitted infection among preparatory students of Gondar town, north west Ethiopia

   Correct responses(%) according to
   Gender Family income
Statements Correct response Male(125) Female(115) Low(131) high(109) Total
(240)
Knowledge about HIV/AIDS       
HIV Spread through sexual intercourse False 96 98.1 97.7 96.7 97.1
HIV Spread from pregnant mother to child True 60 53.9 56 58.8 57.1
AIDS is a curable disease, if diagnosed in early stage False 52 47.8 53.4 47.1 50
HIV spread from sharing of bath room, clothes and kissing False 97.5 97.6 98.7 97.6 98.3
HIV spread through mosquito bites False 99 97.7 98.5 98 98.3
Knowledge about predisposing factors for HIV infection       
HIV not prevent by sex with a person who you know very well True 52 47.8 47.1 53.4 50
Condom prevent HIV True 75.6 75 80 70.4 75.4
Avoid sex with commercial sex workers True 31.5 29.5 28.5 32 30.4
Avoid alcohol and drugs of abuse True 3.5 3 2.5 3.5 3
Sexual abstinence True 78 82.6 79 81 80
Knowledge about other STIs       
Condom prevent STIs True 74.4 76.5 75 77 76
Other STDs +risk sexual behaviors increased chance of HIV acquisition following contacts with known cases True 48 44 50 42 46
Ulcers and/or pus in the genital organ and pain on passing urine are some of the features of STDs other than HIV/AIDS True 55 21 38 39.5 39
  1. Mean (SD) knowledge score
  2. 19.97 (6.37)
  3. Max = 31, min = 6