Variable HA1 : Ever heard of HIV or AIDS
Valid case(s): 7459 (7459)
Invalid: 598 (602.5)
Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
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.
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Have you ever heard of the virus HIV or an illness called AIDS?
This module is to be administered to all women aged 15-49 years (including woman age 15 and age 49). The purpose of this module is to obtain information to help programme managers and policy makers plan more effective programmes to prevent HIV infection. The questions assess knowledge, attitudes and behaviour related to AIDS transmission, prevention and testing for the virus that causes AIDS. First, questions are asked to estimate the respondent's basic knowledge about HIV transmission and AIDS. This question serves as an introduction and allows us to verify whether a respondent has heard of AIDS. If there is a local term for AIDS, use the local term in addition to 'AIDS'. If a respondent has never heard of the HIV virus or AIDS, go to the next module.