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3.1.4 Accepting attitudes - Not secretive about family member's HIV status (4)
Program Area: Stigma and discrimination 
Definition: The percent of respondents who say that they would not want to keep the HIV+ status of a family member a secret. 
Numerator: The number of respondents who report that they would not want to keep the HIV+ status of a family member a secret. 
Denominator: Total number of respondents who have heard of HIV/AIDS. 
Measurement Tools: UNAIDS general population survey; DHS AIDS Module; FHI BSS (adult); FHI BSS (youth); MICS (UNICEF). 
What It Measures: This is an indicator based on a hypothetical question as to whether respondents would want the infection of a family member with HIV to be kept a secret. The question reflects what people are prepared to say they would want when confronted by a situation in which a family member was HIV+. 
How to Measure It: Respondents in a general population survey are asked:

If a member of your family became infected with the AIDS virus, would you want it to remain a secret? 

Strengths and Limitations: This indicator (3.1.4) is one of four components of indicator 3.1. 3.1.4 indicates specifically the prevalence of a potentially open, positive attitude toward HIV in the family.

For difficulties in interpretation, see "Strengths, Limits" under 3.1. 

Use of Indicator:  
Tools: Surveys (UNAIDS, DHS, FHI, UNICEF) 
SSO Code:  
UNGASS: No 
The President's
Emergency Plan:
No 
OVC: No 
MDG: No 

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