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Table 2 Suggestions for modes of spread of HIVAIDS among males and females, n = 1,260 (males = 605, females = 655)*

From: What do young adults know about the HIV/AIDS epidemic? Findings from a population based study in Karachi, Pakistan

FACTORS All Males Females
  n % n % n %
Sexual contact 719 57.1 428 70.7 291 44.4
Re-used syringe 306 24.3 48 7.9 258 39.4
HIV/AIDS-positive blood infusion 195 15.5 44 7.3 151 23.1
Used blade/razor 56 4.4 19 3.1 37 5.6
HIV/AIDS-positive mother to newborn transmission 40 3.2 10 1.7 30 4.6
Nose/ear piercing and grafting names on skin 6 0.5 0 0 6 0.9
Improperly cleaned operative instruments 7 0.6 0 0 7 1.1
Eating with HIV/AIDS-positive patient 14 1.1 0 0 14 2.1
Coughing from HIV/AIDS-positive patient 3 0.2 1 0.2 2 0.3
Talking to HIV/AIDS-positive patient 3 0.2 1 0.2 2 0.3
Shaking hands with HIV/AIDS-positive patient 9 0.7 1 0.2 8 1.2
Uncleanliness 37 2.9 0 0 37 5.6
Other 27 2.1 3 0.6 24 3.7
Don't know 277 22 93 15.4 184 28.1
  1. * Multiple responses