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Table 2 HIV/AIDS knowledge among naval personnel in Lagos, Nigeria (N = 480)

From: Knowledge of AIDS and HIV risk-related sexual behavior among Nigerian naval personnel

Statement Percent answering correctly
1. One can get HIV through shaking of hands with an infected person 91.3
2. One can get HIV through blood transfusion 96.3
3. One can get HIV by sharing utensils (plates, cups spoons with an infected person) 87.5
4. One can get HIV by sharing towels, pants, under wears 74.7
5. One can get HIV by having sexual intercourse with an infected person 97.7
6. A child can get infected with HIV through breast feeding 60.4
7. One can get HIV through the use of contaminated instruments like syringes, clippers, blades 94.6
8. One can get HIV by having sex with many sex partners 86.9
9. One can get HIV as a punishment for past misdeeds 71.9
10. A cure for AIDS is now available in Nigeria 52.1
Mean number of items correctly answered 7.1
Possible range of scale 0–10