Table 2: Exposure to blood/body fluid and Universal Precaution practices among nursing students according to their perceived risk of exposure to HIV in nursing profession.

Study variablePerceived risk of exposure to HIV value
HighNot highTotal
( )( )( )

Universal precaution practices of nurses
 Wash hands while nursing67 (93.1)30 (96.8)97 (94.2)0.459
 Always use gloves34 (47.2)12 (38.7)46 (44.7)0.425
 Always use face mask12 (16.7)2 (6.5)14 (13.6)0.164
 Always use gown7 (9.7)1 (3.2)8 (7.8)0.258
 Always use eye protective goggle3 (4.2)1 (3.2)4 (3.9)0.818
Exposure to blood/body fluid
 Exposure to skin46 (63.9)20 (64.5)66 (64.1)0.952
 Needle prick25 (34.7)15 (48.4)40 (38.8)0.190
 Cut from a sharp25 (34.7)11 (35.5)36 (35)0.944
 Exposure to mucosa9 (12.5)4 (12.9)13 (2.6)0.952
 Any type of exposure59 (81.9)25 (80.6) 84 (81.6) 0.872