Table 2: AIDS knowledge and attitude among respondents.

ItemMale (%)Female (%)Total (%)

Knowledge
 Heard of HIV456 (100)414 (100)870 (100)
 AIDS can be cured112 (24.6)308 (74.4)420 (48.3)
 There is a vaccine for AIDS110 (24.1)212 (51.2)323 (37.1)
True transmission route
 Sexual contact448 (98.2)411 (99.3)859 (98.7)
 Blood transfusion442 (96.9)338 (81.6)780 (89.6)
 Mother to child 256 (56.1)376 (90.8)632 (72.7)
 Shaver blade of the infected 401 (87.9)252 (60.9)653 (75.7)
 Sharing of needles413 (90.6)176 (42.5)589 (67.7)
False transmission route
 Sharing food with the infected319 (70.0)191 (46.1)510 (58.6)
 Using public toilets428 (93.9)174 (42.0)602 (69.2)
 Being coughed or sneezed on201 (44.1)218 (52.7)419 (48.2)
 Mosquitoes bites 325 (71.3)337 (81.4)662 (76.1)
 Shaking hands with the infected237 (52.0)409 (98.8)646 (74.3)
 Healthy-looking person cannot have HIV231 (50.7)203 (49.0)534 (61.4)
 Swimming places388 (85.1)293 (70.8)631 (72.5)
Know anyone affected by AIDS
 Yes18 (03.9)21 (05.1)039 (04.5)
 No438 (96.1)393 (91.9)831 (95.5)
Know anyone died of AIDS
 Yes39 (08.6) 31 (07.5)70 (08.1)
 No417 (91.4)383 (92.5)800 (91.9)
Do you accept living in the same household with a person infected with AIDS?
 Yes17 (03.7)24 (05.8)041 (04.7)
 No381 (83.6)354 (85.5)733 (84.3)
 I do not know58 (20.6) 36 (08.7)94 (11.0)
Do you accept working in the same place with a person infected with AIDS?
 Yes18 (03.9) 1 (00.3)19 (02.1)
 No358 (78.5)311 (75.1)668 (76.7)
 I do not know81 (17.8)102 (24.6)183 (21.2)
Perceived risk of HIV
 (1) None96 (21.1)144 (34.8)240 (27.6)
 (2) Small172 (37.7)163 (39.4)335 (38.5)
 (3) Moderate174 (38.1)99 (23.9)273 (31.4)
 (4) Great 14 (03.1) 8 (01.9)22 (02.5)