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Table 2 Distribution of recipients of disclosure and their initial reactions

From: HIV serostatus disclosure among people living with HIV/AIDS in Mwanza, Tanzania

Variable Number (%)
To whom did you disclose your HIV status first? (N = 252)  
Spouse 64 (25.4%)
Parent/guardian 48 (19.0%)
Close relative 128 (50.8%)
Close friend 10 (4.0%)
Others 2 (0.8%)
What was the reaction of the first person to whom you disclosed your status?(n = 252)†  
She/he was shocked 41 (16.3%)
She/he cried 7 (2.8%)
She/he was understanding 137 (54.4%)
She/he laughed at me 1 (0.4%)
  1. † 66 participants did not report any reaction.