Indicator 3.1.3: "Accepting attitudes - Female teacher who is HIV+ but not sick should be allowed to continue teaching in school (3)"

Definition

The percent of respondents who say that a female teacher who is HIV+ but not sick should be allowed to continue teaching in school

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 believe that a female teacher who is HIV+ but not sick should be allowed to continue teaching in school.

How to Measure It

Respondents in a general population survey are asked:


If a female teacher has the AIDS virus but is not sick, should she be allowed to continue teaching in school?

Strengths and Limitations

This indicator (3.1.3) is one of four components of indicator 3.1. 3.1.3 indicates specifically the prevalence of a positive attitude toward the idea of teachers continuing to teach in school when they are HIV+.

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