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Table 2 Attitudes towards HIV/AIDS/other STDs and gender equality as related sexuality

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

   Responses indicating desirable attitude(%) according to
   Gender Family income
Attitudes Appropriate response Male(125) Female(115) Low(131) high(109) Total
(240)
Towards HIV/AIDS/STDs       
Only those people who lead immoral lives will get HIV Disagree 63 68 67 64 65.4
AIDS patients pay the price for their immoral life Disagree 42 38 38 42 40.4
AIDS patients should be isolated for the safety of others Disagree 69 71 74 66 70
Banning prostitution can control the spread of HIV& other STDs Disagree 18 50 49 19 33.8
HIV/AIDS is sever and more affects youth Agree 72 93.9 84 80 82.5
Go to clinic for STDs Agree 30 35 40 24 32.5
Screening for HIV and other STDs is good Agree 45 55 55 45 50
Towards gender equality as related to sexuality       
Women are more responsible than men for prostitution Disagree 48.4 51.6 52.5 47 50
A man can have premarital sex, but a women should not Disagree 81 80.5 79 82.5 80.8
It is better for men to have sexual experience before marriage Disagree 79.6 83.7 81.8 79.5 81
  1. Mean (SD) Attitude score
  2. 7.1 (2.25)
  3. Min. scores 2- max. score 10