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Source: Survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS: March 2006 (7)

If you were to be tested for HIV, do you think it would make people you know think (less) of you, think (more) of you, or would it make no difference in how people you know think of you?

 

Less

21%

More

9

No difference

62

Some less/some more (vol.)

1

Don’t know/Refused

6

 

As I read each of the following, please tell me if this is a reason why you have not been tested for HIV

Note: See note Asked of those who have never been tested for HIV (n=1133)

 

…. You don’t like needles or giving blood

Yes

8%

No

90

Don’t know/Refused

2

 

… You don’t think you’re at risk

Yes

61%

No

38

Don’t know/Refused

2

 

… You don’t know where to go to get tested

Yes

10%

No

88

Don’t know/Refused

2

 

… You worry about confidentiality

Yes

13%

No

85

Don’t know/Refused

2

 

… You’re afraid you’ll test positive

Yes

3%

No

96

Don’t know/Refused

1

 

… Your doctor never recommended it

Yes

21%

No

77

Don’t know/Refused

2

 

Survey by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Methodology: Fieldwork conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates, March 24-April 18, 2006 and based on telephone interviews with a national adult sample of 2,517. The survey included an oversample of African American and Latino respondents (a total of 378 African American and 447 Latino respondents were interviewed). Results for all groups have been weighted to reflect their actual distribution in the nation.

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