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Table 5 Dietary supplement beliefs among people living with HIV/AIDS who do not use and do use dietary supplements.

From: Use of dietary supplements among people living with HIV/AIDS is associated with vulnerability to medical misinformation on the internet

  Do Not Use Supplements
(n = 251)
Uses Supplements (n = 93)   
Beliefs N % N % X 2 p
Vitamins and healthy foods can cure AIDS. 24 9 23 25 13.6 .01
Traditional medicines can cure AIDS. 12 5 13 14 8.7 .01
Herbal and natural remedies can cure AIDS in some people. 69 28 40 43 7.5 .01
HIV is treatable using non-toxic natural immune boosters. 100 40 47 51 3.4 n.s.
Overall mean (SD) items endorseda 0.8 (0.9) 1.1 (1.1) 4.84 .01
  1. Note: Mean perception ratings on 10-point scales, 1 = 'Not at all' to 10 = 'Very much', a t-value for comparison between group means