Predictors of HIV/AIDS Knowledge and HIV-Related Stigma

  • Prem Misir


This chapter identifies the predictors of HIV/AIDS knowledge and HIV/AIDS stigma-appropriate attitudes. Prior to commencing the logistic regression analysis, it was first useful to apply the general linear F-test to determine whether the full or reduced model was appropriate for the data. This study showed that the full model for all students and for students in each country (Guyana, Fiji, Vanuatu) was appropriate for the data. The full model appraised a linear relationship between correct HIV/AIDS knowledge scores and socio-demographics, and between HIV/AIDS stigma-appropriate attitudes and socio-demographics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Prem Misir
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  1. 1.The University of the South Pacific (USP), Solomon Islands CampusHoniaraSolomon Islands

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