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Table 3 Pre and post symposium knowledge of HIV exposure among health workers (n = 365)

From: Occupational exposure to HIV in a developing country: assessing knowledge and attitude of healthcare professional before and after an awareness symposium

Questions related to knowledge Percentage of participants with correct answers about HIV(n)
(total number = 365)
% increase P value
Pre symposium
n (%)
Post symposium
n (%)
1. When PEP is indicated? 105 (28.8) 157 (43) 49.3 0.001*
2. Whom to contact when exposure occurs? 85 (23.3) 234 (64.1) 175.1 0.001*
3. What is the preferable time to take PEP after exposure? 202 (55.3) 259 (71.0) 28.4 0.001*
4. What is effectiveness of PEP in terms of percentage in preventing HIV? 143 (40.3) 187 (51.2) 27.0 0.002*
5. For how many days PEP should be taken after exposure? 117 (32.1) 267 (73.2) 128 0.001*
6. By which route HIV is commonly transmitted from an infected person? 352 (96.4) 359 (98.4) 2.1 0.16
7. When standard precautions should be taken by health care workers providers? 198 (54.2) 199 (54.5) 0.6 0.99
8. People living with AIDS patients should avoid which of the following things? 328 (89.9) 342 (93.7) 4.2 0.02*
9. By what ways HIV can be spread through contaminated needles 306 (83.8) 298 (81.6) − 2.62 0.37
10. If an HIV mother had emergency delivery and she did not receive HIV prophylaxis what is the chance in percentage of child getting the disease? (9.6) (57.8) 502.1 0.001*
11. Prevalence of HIV infection in Pakistan 148 (40.5) 343 (94) 132.1 0.001*
  1. *Significant values