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3.1.1 Accepting attitudes - Willing to care for family member sick with AIDS (1)
Program Area: Stigma and discrimination 
Definition: The percent of respondents saying that they would be willing to care for a family member who became sick with the AIDS virus. 
Numerator: The number of respondents who report that they would be willing to care for a family member who became sick with the AIDS virus. 
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 answers to a hypothetical question as to whether respondents would be willing to care for family members sick with HIV-related illness. It reflects what people are prepared to say they would do when confronted by family illness. 
How to Measure It: Respondents in a general population survey are asked:

If a member of your family became sick with the AIDS virus, would you be willing to care for him or her in your household?  

Strengths and Limitations: This indicator (3.1.1) is only one of four components of indicator 3.1. 3.1.1 is worth reporting to indicate specifically the prevalence of a positive attitude toward sick family members or when all four components of 3.1 are not present in a survey questionnaire. 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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