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Table 3 Suggestions for preventive strategies regarding HIV/AIDS 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 %
Avoiding sex 462 36.7 250 41.3 212 32.4
Using new syringe 159 12.6 38 6.3 121 18.5
Avoiding extramarital sexual contacts 131 10.4 41 6.8 90 13.7
Using screened blood 92 7.3 2 0.3 90 13.7
Avoiding used blade/razor for shaving 46 3.7 29 4.8 17 2.6
Faithful only to marital partner 22 1.7 7 1.2 15 2.3
Avoiding use of items of HIV/AIDS patient 8 0.6 1 0.2 7 1.1
Avoiding grafting names on skin 3 0.2 0 0 3 0.5
Other 25 2.3 5 1.3 18 3.1
Don't know 477 37.9 250 41.3 227 34.7
  1. * Multiple responses