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Table 2 Differences in correct HIV knowledge among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Kabul, Afghanistan (n = 214).

From: Association between expatriation and HIV awareness and knowledge among injecting drug users in Kabul, Afghanistan: A cross-sectional comparison of former refugees to those remaining during conflict

Question Topic Overall Live in Afg. > 10 yrs n,(%) Lived Outside Afghanistan n,(%) OR, 95% CI
HIV infectious forever: 0.66, 0.26 – 1.66
  97, (45.5%) 11, (55.0%) 86, (44.6%)  
HIV can not be detected just by looking at a person 1.43, 0.55 – 3.74
  91, (42.7%) 7, (35.0%) 84, (43.5%)  
Medicines cannot cure HIV 0.86, 0.33 – 2.26
  68, (31.9%) 7, (35.0%) 61, (31.6%)  
Used needles transmit HIV 0.60, 0.17 – 2.13
  166, (71.9%) 17, (85.0%) 149, (77.2%)  
HIV transmitted by donated blood 0.68, 0.27 – 1.70
  87, (41.2%) 10, (50.0%) 77, (58.9%)  
HIV not transmitted by mosquito bites: 1.20, 0.48 – 3.00
  114, (54.0%) 10, (50.0%) 104, (54.5%)  
HIV not transmitted by lack of hygiene: 1.70, 0.67 – 4.35
  109, (51.9%) 8, (40.0%) 101, (53.2%)  
HIV transmitted sexually 1.58, 0.57 – 4.36
  165, (77.8%) 14, (70.0%) 151, (78.6%)  
HIV not transmitted by hugging/kissing 1.15, 0.45 – 2.90
  122, (58.1%) 11, (55.0%) 111, (58.4%)  
Condoms reduce risk of sexual transmission of HIV 1.92, 0.76 – 4.86
  127, (59.6%) 9, (45.0%) 118, (61.1%)  
Using a new needle with each injection reduces HIV risk 0.57, 0.22 – 1.46
  101, (47.4%) 12, (60.0%) 89, (46.1%)