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True/False: AIDS transmitted via sex between man and woman

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For sample persons age 18 and older, AIDMFSEX indicates if the person believes the statement "The AIDS virus can be passed on through sexual intercourse between a man and a woman" to be true or false.

This variable is part of the NHIS supplement on AIDS knowledge and attitudes. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.


  • 1993: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 3 and 4 (excluded from Y2K supplement).
  • 1994-1995: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from Y2K supplement).


  • 1993-1995