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
28% response rate
1,715 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?
1,715 responded out of 6,048 polled
Female
11%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above
16%
Stigma
 
Stigma
10%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
63%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt

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

15-19
9%
stigma
 
stigma
13%
interacting with health care provide
 
interacting with health care provide
69%
a positive resullt
 
a positive resullt
10%
any of the above
 
any of the above

20-24
15%
stigma
 
stigma
13%
interacting with health care provide
 
interacting with health care provide
66%
a positive resullt
 
a positive resullt
6%
any of the above
 
any of the above

25-30
16%
stigma
 
stigma
9%
interacting with health care provide
 
interacting with health care provide
65%
a positive resullt
 
a positive resullt
10%
any of the above
 
any of the above

31-34
30%
stigma
 
stigma
6%
interacting with health care provide
 
interacting with health care provide
51%
a positive resullt
 
a positive resullt
13%
any of the above
 
any of the above

35+
24%
stigma
 
stigma
5%
interacting with health care provide
 
interacting with health care provide
48%
a positive resullt
 
a positive resullt
23%
any of the above
 
any of the above
11%
Any of the above
 
Any of the above
16%
Stigma
 
Stigma
9%
Interacting with health care provide
 
Interacting with health care provide
58%
A positive resullt
 
A positive resullt
JUN 22. 2016
If you tested positive for HIV, what would you be most afraid of?
1,493 responded out of 1,605 polled
Female
8%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
14%
Stigma
 
Stigma
33%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
15%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
3%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
10%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
18%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death

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

15-19
12%
what my parents / family would think
 
what my parents / family would think
8%
affected dreams/aspirations
 
affected dreams/aspirations
26%
taking medicine my entire life
 
taking medicine my entire life
26%
dying / death
 
dying / death
14%
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
4%
what my friends would think
 
what my friends would think
10%
stigma
 
stigma

20-24
7%
what my parents / family would think
 
what my parents / family would think
8%
affected dreams/aspirations
 
affected dreams/aspirations
36%
taking medicine my entire life
 
taking medicine my entire life
17%
dying / death
 
dying / death
16%
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
4%
what my friends would think
 
what my friends would think
13%
stigma
 
stigma

25-30
10%
what my parents / family would think
 
what my parents / family would think
6%
affected dreams/aspirations
 
affected dreams/aspirations
29%
taking medicine my entire life
 
taking medicine my entire life
21%
dying / death
 
dying / death
14%
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
4%
what my friends would think
 
what my friends would think
15%
stigma
 
stigma

31-34
12%
what my parents / family would think
 
what my parents / family would think
11%
affected dreams/aspirations
 
affected dreams/aspirations
24%
taking medicine my entire life
 
taking medicine my entire life
19%
dying / death
 
dying / death
11%
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
5%
what my friends would think
 
what my friends would think
18%
stigma
 
stigma

35+
8%
what my parents / family would think
 
what my parents / family would think
12%
affected dreams/aspirations
 
affected dreams/aspirations
24%
taking medicine my entire life
 
taking medicine my entire life
20%
dying / death
 
dying / death
12%
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
my girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
5%
what my friends would think
 
what my friends would think
19%
stigma
 
stigma
8%
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
 
Affected Dreams/Aspirations
14%
Stigma
 
Stigma
30%
Taking medicine my entire life
 
Taking medicine my entire life
14%
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
 
My girlfriend / boyfriend won't love
4%
What my friends would think
 
What my friends would think
9%
What my parents / family would think
 
What my parents / family would think
20%
Dying / Death
 
Dying / Death
JUN 22. 2016
Where would you prefer to get tested?
1,297 responded out of 1,381 polled
Female
13%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own
1%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
23%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
34%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
29%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility

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

15-19
25%
health facility where no one knows m
 
health facility where no one knows m
28%
nearby health facility
 
nearby health facility
17%
test my self on my own
 
test my self on my own
27%
health facility with youth-friendly
 
health facility with youth-friendly
3%
school nurse
 
school nurse

20-24
32%
health facility where no one knows m
 
health facility where no one knows m
26%
nearby health facility
 
nearby health facility
17%
test my self on my own
 
test my self on my own
24%
health facility with youth-friendly
 
health facility with youth-friendly
1%
school nurse
 
school nurse

25-30
35%
health facility where no one knows m
 
health facility where no one knows m
28%
nearby health facility
 
nearby health facility
13%
test my self on my own
 
test my self on my own
22%
health facility with youth-friendly
 
health facility with youth-friendly
2%
school nurse
 
school nurse

31-34
27%
health facility where no one knows m
 
health facility where no one knows m
30%
nearby health facility
 
nearby health facility
7%
test my self on my own
 
test my self on my own
35%
health facility with youth-friendly
 
health facility with youth-friendly
2%
school nurse
 
school nurse

35+
41%
health facility where no one knows m
 
health facility where no one knows m
39%
nearby health facility
 
nearby health facility
13%
test my self on my own
 
test my self on my own
7%
health facility with youth-friendly
 
health facility with youth-friendly
1%
school nurse
 
school nurse
14%
Test my self on my own
 
Test my self on my own
1%
School Nurse
 
School Nurse
21%
Health facility with youth-friendly
 
Health facility with youth-friendly
32%
Health facility where no one knows m
 
Health facility where no one knows m
28%
Nearby Health Facility
 
Nearby Health Facility
JUN 22. 2016
If self-testing for HIV was made available to you, how likely would you take a self-test?
1,242 responded out of 1,293 polled
Female
28%
Not sure, I don't know enough
 
Not sure, I don't know enough
12%
Not likely
 
Not likely
7%
Somewhat likely
 
Somewhat likely
54%
Very likely, it appeals to me
 
Very likely, it appeals to me

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

15-19
52%
very likely, it appeals to me
 
very likely, it appeals to me
25%
not sure, i don't know enough
 
not sure, i don't know enough
9%
somewhat likely
 
somewhat likely
14%
not likely
 
not likely

20-24
57%
very likely, it appeals to me
 
very likely, it appeals to me
27%
not sure, i don't know enough
 
not sure, i don't know enough
5%
somewhat likely
 
somewhat likely
11%
not likely
 
not likely

25-30
57%
very likely, it appeals to me
 
very likely, it appeals to me
20%
not sure, i don't know enough
 
not sure, i don't know enough
6%
somewhat likely
 
somewhat likely
17%
not likely
 
not likely

31-34
49%
very likely, it appeals to me
 
very likely, it appeals to me
30%
not sure, i don't know enough
 
not sure, i don't know enough
2%
somewhat likely
 
somewhat likely
19%
not likely
 
not likely

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

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