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Table 2 Knowledge of HIV

From: Knowledge of HIV/AIDS among older adults (50 years and above) in a peri-urban setting: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Variables %
HIV mode of transmissionTransfusion of unscreened blood
Infected mother to a child during birth
Sharing of blade/injection needles
Insect bites or domestic animal bites
Having unprotected heterosexual sex with many partners
Sharing same room or bed with HIV positive person
Having sex with a partner with an open injury on penis/vagina
The body sweats from an HIV-positive person
Incorrect/inconsistent use of a condom
Oral sex
Breastfeeding by HIV-positive mother
77%
89%
76%
81%
75%
79%
86%
56%
67%
45%
34%
HIV preventionBy consistent use of condoms
By abstinence from sex totally
By being faithful to my partner
By keeping to one partner at a time
By avoiding sharing toilets with people living with HIV/AIDS
By avoiding shaking hands with people living with HIV/AIDS
92%
85%
68%
59%
23%
34%
Signs and symptoms of HIVChronic or intermittent diarrhoea
An intermittent (continuous) fever around or above 38 °C
Weight loss
Night Sweats
Swollen lymph nodes
Fatigue/lethargy
67%
72%
98%
56%
8%
78%
  1. n = 100
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