Variable HA10 : Should female teacher with HIV/AIDS be allowed to teach in school

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 5893 (5892)
Invalid: 13 (3)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category
1 Yes
2 No
8 DK/not sure/depends
9 Missing
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Literal question
If a female teacher has the AIDS virus but is not sick, should she be allowed to continue teaching in school?
Interviewer instructions
The following four questions are meant to ascertain the respondent's personal opinion and attitude towards people with AIDS. We present a situation to the respondent, asking her to imagine a particular scenario. Then we ask her to tell us how she would react to the situation. 

Circle the code for the response given. Once again, do not prompt the respondent or indicate the 'correct' answer in any way. If a respondent says she doesn't know, is unsure, or that it depends, circle '8' for 'DK/not sure/depends'.


If a school learns that a female teacher has the AIDS virus, but she is not sick, how should the school handle this information? Should the teacher be allowed to continue teaching at the school, or should she be removed from her teaching position? We are not asking about whether or not a teacher has actually been asked to leave a teaching position, but rather, what is the respondent's opinion about how such a case should be handled; should the teacher be allowed to continue teaching?
Generated: MAR-03-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit