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Perceived Risk of HIV Infection

Perceived Risk of HIV Infection is a 3-item measure of an individual's personal perceived likelihood about being infected with HIV.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. How concerned are you that you might have had sex with someone who may have given you the AIDS virus?
2. What are the chances that you will get HIV/AIDS?
3. How worried are you about getting HIV?

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale

Scoring Procedures

Lower scores indicate an increased perception of risk of HIV infection.

Original Citation

Loue, S., Copper, M., Traore, F., & Fielder, J. (2004). Locus of control and HIV risk among a sample of Mexican and Puerto Rican women. Journal of Immigrant Health, 6(4), 155-165. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:JOIH.0000045253.19409.02

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