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Table 2 Answers to the Likert scales of the RAVVIH questionnaire

From: Patients’ high acceptability of a future therapeutic HIV vaccine in France: a French paradox?

Question N Strongly agree Agree Un-certain Disagree Strongly disagree VAS correlation
My treating general practitionner understands my disease 196 128 (65.3) 40 (20.4) 20 (10.2) 4 (2.0) 4 (2.0) 0.001
Generally we can trust the doctors 198 103 (52.0) 80 (40.4) 11 (5.6) 4 (2.0) 0.174
Doctors don’t tell us everything about vaccines 196 15 (7.7) 42 (21.4) 51 (26.0) 61 (31.1) 27 (13.8) 0.035
I have a good general knowledge on vaccination 196 19 (9.7) 86 (43.9) 51 (26.0) 26 (13.3) 14 (7.1) 0.153
I think vaccines are effective 195 106 (54.4) 79 (40.5) 9 (4.6) 1 (0.5) 0.356a
For vaccines to be effective several doses are important 200 169 (84.5) 26 (3.0) 4 (2.0) 1 (0.5) 0.241
For vaccines, I do not trust health public authorities 193 16 (8.3) 43 (22.3) 65 (33.7) 51 (26.4) 18 (9.3) 0.177
Health public authorities tend to hide informations 193 25 (13.0) 54 (28.0) 62 (32.1) 41 (21.2) 11 (5.7) 0.122
I do not trust pharmaceutical companies 196 20 (10.2) 63 (32.1) 60 (30.6) 38 (19.4) 15 (7.7) 0.226
One day, I believe they will find a vaccine to cure the HIV virus 199 130 (65.3) 60 (30.2) 9 (4.5) 0.275a
I understand what is a HIV therapeutic vaccine 197 115 (58.4) 63 (32.0) 17 (8.6) 2 (1.0) 0.101
I will agree if my doctor recommends it to me 195 134 (68.7) 46 (23.6) 7 (3.6) 5 (2.6) 3 (1.5) 0.500a
I prefer to stay on ART it is safer because I already know it 174 21 (12.1) 32 (18.4) 51 (29.3) 42 (24.1) 28 (16.1) 0.403a
If an effective therapeutic vaccine against HIV was available my sexual life would change 200 60 (30.0) 35 (17.5) 49 (24.5) 36 (18.0) 20 (10.0) 0.046
If an effective therapeutic vaccine against HIV was available I would have more sexual partners 198 8 (4.0) 13 (6.6) 37 (18.7) 60 (30.3) 80 (40.4) 0.013
If an effective therapeutic vaccine against HIV was available I would be less likely to use condoms 198 26 (13.1) 26 (13.1) 27 (13.6) 56 (28.3) 63 (31.8) 0.005
If an effective therapeutic vaccine against HIV was available I would have more satisfaction in your sexual life? 196 49 (25.0) 40 (20.4) 49 (25.0) 34 (17.3) 24 (12.2) 0.142
I am worried by the possible side effects (of an HIV therapeutic vaccine) 198 58 (29.3) 82 (41.4) 32 (16.2) 19 (9.6) 7 (3.5) 0.321a
As the vaccine is administered with a needle this would be an obstacle for me 197 5 (2.5) 2 (1.0) 21 (10.7) 42 (21.3) 127 (64.5) 0.166
I am worried because we do not still know the actual long-term efficiency of this vaccine 198 40 (20.2) 78 (39.4) 43 (21.7) 21 (10.6) 16 (8.1) 0.427a
I am worried that the vaccine can make me even sicker 197 29 (14.7) 34 (17.3) 61 (31.0) 45 (22.8) 28 (14.2) 0.316a
It worries me to know that a part of the vaccine is made with viral DNA 197 18 (9.1) 20 (10.2) 69 (35.0) 45 (22.8) 45 (22.8) 0.294a
I am worried because with the vaccine I cannot control what I take compared with the daily taking of antiretrovirals 196 16 (8.2) 30 (15.3) 51 (26.0) 45 (23.0) 54 (27.6) 0.387a
I expect a therapeutic HIV vaccine to improve my social life 197 94 (47.7) 45 (22.8) 31 (15.7) 13 (6.6) 14 (7.1) 0.065
I expect a therapeutic vaccine to allow me not to contaminate my close family/friends 198 130 (65.7) 37 (18.7) 17 (8.6) 8 (4.0) 6 (3.0) 0.040
I expect a therapeutic HIV vaccine to facilitate my professional life 191 63 (33.0) 35 (18.3) 53 (27.7) 20 (10.5) 20 (10.5) 0.051
I expect a therapeutic HIV vaccine to improve my sentimental life 198 86 (43.4) 50 (25.3) 39 (19.7) 14 (7.1) 9 (4.5) 0.024
I expect a therapeutic HIV vaccine to improve the daily constraints of taking treatement 197 137 (69.5) 47 (23.9) 9 (4.6) 1 (0.5) 3 (1.5) 0.253a
  1. Counts (percentage)
  2. asignificanly correlated to the VAS acceptability score