Table 1: Correct knowledge of HIV transmission and attitudes of nursing students according to their perceived risk of exposure to HIV in nursing profession.

Study variablePerceived risk of exposure to HIV value
High
( )
Not high
( )
Total
( )

Correct knowledge of HIV transmission
 Blood71 (98.6)31 (100)102 (99)0.509
 Semen/vaginal secretion48 (66.7)24 (77.4)72 (69.9)0.257
 Cerebrospinal fluid31 (43.1)16 (51.6)47 (45.6)0.423
 Breast milk29 (40.3)20 (64.5)59 (57.3)
 Urine*64 (88.9)26 (83.9)90 (87.4)0.483
 Feces*65 (90.3)27 (87.1)92 (89.3)0.631
 Sweat/tears*65 (90.3)26 (83.9)91 (88.3)0.352
 Saliva*42 (58.3)13 (41.9)55 (53.4)0.126
 Mosquito bite*69 (95.8)30 (96.8)99 (96.1)0.818
Attitudes of nursing students (response: I agree)
 All inpatients should be tested for HIV69 (95.8) 31 (100) 100 (97.1) 0.250
 Universal precautions are to be applied for all patients71 (98.6)31 (100) 102 (99) 0.502
 Self-protection is more important than confidentiality of HIV status of the patient59 (81.9) 25 (80.6) 84 (81.6) 0.872
 HIV positive nurse should discontinue nursing job26 (36.1)14 (45.2)40 (38.8)0.39
 All nurses should be tested for HIV67 (93.1)30 (96.8)97 (94.2)0.46
 Willing to get my HIV test done63 (87.5)27 (87.1)90 (87.4)0.952

not a potential source/route of HIV transmission was considered as correct response.
Significant ( ).