Misconceptions about HIV infection in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo): a case–control study on knowledge, attitudes and practices
Soins de l'épidemiologie et de la prévention,
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Silvia Carlos,1,2 Miguel Ángel Martínez-González,1,3 Eduardo Burgueño,1,4 Cristina López-del Burgo,1,2 Miguel Ruíz-Canela,1 Adolphe Ndarabu,4 Léon Tshilolo,4 Philomène Tshiswaka,5 Pablo Labarga,6 Jokin de Irala1,2
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Methods A case–control study was carried out from December 2010 until June 2012. We assessed 1630 participants aged 15–49 attending a primary outpatient centre in Kinshasa: 762 HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing attendees and 868 blood donors. A 59-item questionnaire about knowledge, attitudes and practice was administered during a face-to-face interview, followed by an HIV test. Cases and controls were respondents with a newly diagnosed HIV-positive or HIV-negative test, respectively. Unconditional logistic regression was used to analyse the association between misconceptions a...