Table 1

Cross-tabulation of respondent's knowledge by sex partner's self-report on his HIV status (dyads = 168)

Sex partner's self-report on HIV status
Respondent's knowledgeNegativePositiveUnknownTotal
Negative (%)n11=71 (66.4)n12=19 (17.8)n13=17 (15.9)n1+=107 (100)
Positive (%)n21=15 (24.6)n22=40 (65.6)n23=6 (9.8)n2+=61 (100)
Totaln1+=86n2+=59n3+=23n++=168
  • Parentheses indicate row percentage. ‘Risky misperception’ by a respondent of his partner's HIV status was operationalised by combining the following three cells: (1) respondent's knowledge being negative while his partner's being positive (n22=19) and (2) respondent's knowledge being negative while his partner's being unknown (n13=17), totalling 36 (21.4%) cases of risky discrepancy out of 168 dyads.