HIV
Knowing one’s status is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent the spread of HIV.
4 questions polled on this topic
27% response rate
1,605 responded out of 6,048 polled
Jun 22. 2016
What is it about HIV testing that sparks fear?
Jun 22. 2016
If you tested positive for HIV, what would you be most afraid of?
Jun 22. 2016
Where would you prefer to get tested?
Jun 22. 2016
If self-testing for HIV was made available to you, how likely would you take a self-test?

POLL RESULTS

JUN 22. 2016
What is it about HIV testing that sparks fear?
1,605 responded out of 6,048 polled
Female
63%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
10%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
16%
Stigma
 
Stigma
11%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above

Male
59%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
11%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
18%
Stigma
 
Stigma
12%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above
0-14
79%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
7%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
7%
Stigma
 
Stigma
7%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above

15-19
69%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
13%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
9%
Stigma
 
Stigma
10%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above

20-24
66%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
13%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
15%
Stigma
 
Stigma
6%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above

25-30
65%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
9%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
16%
Stigma
 
Stigma
10%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above

31-34
51%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
6%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
30%
Stigma
 
Stigma
13%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above

35+
48%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
5%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
24%
Stigma
 
Stigma
23%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above
62%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
10%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
17%
Stigma
 
Stigma
11%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above
JUN 22. 2016
If you tested positive for HIV, what would you be most afraid of?
1,483 responded out of 1,605 polled
Female
18%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
10%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
3%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
15%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
33%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
14%
Stigma
 
Stigma
8%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations

Male
23%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
8%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
7%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
13%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
25%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
15%
Stigma
 
Stigma
10%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
0-14
45%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
0%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
0%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
0%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
27%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
18%
Stigma
 
Stigma
9%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations

15-19
26%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
12%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
4%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
14%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
26%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
10%
Stigma
 
Stigma
8%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations

20-24
17%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
7%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
4%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
16%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
36%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
13%
Stigma
 
Stigma
8%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations

25-30
21%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
10%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
4%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
14%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
29%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
15%
Stigma
 
Stigma
6%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations

31-34
19%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
12%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
5%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
11%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
24%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
18%
Stigma
 
Stigma
11%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations

35+
20%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
8%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
5%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
12%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
24%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
19%
Stigma
 
Stigma
12%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
20%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
9%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
4%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
14%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
30%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
14%
Stigma
 
Stigma
8%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
JUN 22. 2016
Where would you prefer to get tested?
1,254 responded out of 1,381 polled
Female
29%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
34%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
23%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
1%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
13%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own

Male
28%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
31%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
21%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
2%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
18%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own
0-14
11%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
56%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
22%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
11%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
0%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own

15-19
28%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
25%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
27%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
3%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
17%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own

20-24
26%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
32%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
24%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
1%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
17%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own

25-30
28%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
35%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
22%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
2%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
13%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own

31-34
30%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
27%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
35%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
2%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
7%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own

35+
39%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
41%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
7%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
1%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
13%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own
29%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
33%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
22%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
1%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
15%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own
JUN 22. 2016
If self-testing for HIV was made available to you, how likely would you take a self-test?
1,240 responded out of 1,293 polled
Female
54%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
7%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
12%
Not likely
 
Not likely
28%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

Male
57%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
8%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
14%
Not likely
 
Not likely
20%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough
0-14
40%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
10%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
30%
Not likely
 
Not likely
20%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

15-19
52%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
9%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
14%
Not likely
 
Not likely
25%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

20-24
57%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
5%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
11%
Not likely
 
Not likely
27%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

25-30
57%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
6%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
17%
Not likely
 
Not likely
20%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

31-34
49%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
2%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
19%
Not likely
 
Not likely
30%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

35+
48%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
9%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
12%
Not likely
 
Not likely
31%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough
55%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me
7%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
13%
Not likely
 
Not likely
25%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough

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