This measure uses 10 self-reported items from the second round of the Indian Human Development Survey (IHDS) Women's Questionnaire. IHDS is a nationally representative, multi-dimensional survey conducted across India. This measure captures knowledge, perception and practices of women around HIV /AIDS. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire here.
Geographies Tested: India
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. Have you ever heard of an illness called HIV AIDS?
If Yes: There are many beliefs about how people can get HIVAIDS. For each of these beliefs, I would like to know whether you think that is a way people can get HIVAIDS
2. By an injection with a needle that has been used on a person with HIVAIDS?
3. By mosquito bite?
4. By getting blood transfusion with blood is infected with HIVAIDS?
5. By having sex with a person infected with HIV AIDS?
6. By sharing food or utensils with a person infected with HIV AIDS?
7. By sharing clothes with a person infected with HIVAIDS?
8. Where did you get most of your information about HIVAIDS?
Doctor Nurse Health worker
9. Do you know anyone who has HIV AIDS?
10. I don't want to know the results, but have you ever been tested if you have HIV AIDS, for example during pregnancy?
Desai, S., & Vanneman, R. (2015). India Human Development Survey-II (IHDS-II). Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. https://doi. org/10.3886/ICPSR36151. v6.
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