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Table 2 Anticipated HIV stigma of MSM in eight Chinese cities, 2016 (N = 2006)

From: Anticipated HIV stigma among HIV negative men who have sex with men in China: a cross-sectional study

ItemMean (SD)
If I had HIV, I’d worry about people discriminating against me3.29 (0.81)
If I got infected with HIV, no one would date or become involved with me3.12 (0.86)
If I got infected with HIV, no one would want to have sex with me3.26 (0.80)
If I got infected with HIV, I would work hard to keep my HIV status a secret2.99 (0.92)
If I got infected with HIV, I would feel set apart and isolated from the rest of the world2.93 (0.93)
If I got infected with HIV, I would feel I was not as good a person as others2.70 (0.99)
I would feel ashamed of getting HIV2.55 (0.92)
Overalla2.98 (0.64)
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aCronbach’s α = 0.85