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4.2.6 No incorrect beliefs about AIDS - Cannot become infected by sharing food with someone who has AIDS
Program Area: Knowledge 
Definition: The percent of respondents who reject the misconception that a person can become infected by sharing food with a person who has AIDS. 
Numerator: The number of respondents who correctly respond that HIV infection is not transmitted by sharing food. 
Denominator: Total number of respondents. 
Measurement Tools: UNAIDS general population survey; DHS AIDS module; FHI BSS; MICS (UNICEF). 
What It Measures: The indicator measures the prevalence of the misconception that an uninfected person can become infected if he or she shares food with someone who has HIV. 
How to Measure It: Respondents are asked in a prompted question if a person can get HIV by sharing food with a person who has AIDS. 
Strengths and Limitations: This indicator measures the prevalence of a misconception which may lead to the stigmatizing of persons living with HIV-AIDS (PLWHA). IEC interventions can use this indicator to prioritize messages which address the ostracicism of PLWHA in family or other environments in which food is normally shared. 
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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