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Table 1 The questionnaire and respondents' attitude towards HIV/AIDS (n = 300).

From: The Iranian female high school students' attitude towards people with HIV/AIDS: a cross-sectional study

Question Totally agree (%) Agree (%) Neutral position (%) Disagree (%) Totally disagree (%)
1. AIDS is the disease of the poor. 2 2 13.7 51 31.3
2. Most HIV-positive individuals are responsible for the acquisition of the infection. 13.7 29.4 5.9 35.3 15.7
3. Our community is protected from AIDS. 2 2 3 39.2 53.8
4. AIDS is a major hazard of the present time. 41.2 35.3 13.7 7.8 2
5. I will not be afflicted with HIV during my whole life. 24 34 20 20 2
6. HIV-positive people should be isolated from the general population. 14 12 12 40 22
7. Special hospitals should be created for AIDS patients. 56.9 29.4 9.8 2 2
8. AIDS patients should not receive education and employment. 1 2 6 41 50
9. The community should be informed of HIV-positive people. 31.3 41.2 11.8 9.8 5.9
10. Inefficacy of individuals leads them to acquire the AIDS. 9.8 13.7 23.5 37.3 15.7
11. I am not interested in having a friend who is a carrier of HIV. 25.5 23.5 27.5 17.6 5.9
12. AIDS sufferers are considered as victims of the social system. 13.7 43.1 23.5 15.7 3.9
13. AIDS patients should not take care of an orphan. 29.4 15.7 25.5 17.6 11.8
14. I would be responsible for caring an HIV-positive child. 4 20 42 16 18
15. The HIV tests should be voluntary and anonymous. 31.4 17.6 7.8 31.4 11.8
16. Most AIDS patients do not care if they infect other people too. 24 42 18 14 2
17. Pregnant women should be tested for the HIV. 60.8 33.3 3.9 1 1
18. Fetuses infected with HIV should be aborted. 60.8 21.6 13.7 2 2
19. Children who are HIV carriers should be sent to special schools/classes. 13.7 27.5 23.5 25.5 9.8
20. I feel sympathy towards AIDS patients. 8 28 46 10 8