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True/False: Sometimes HIV test results wrong

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For sample persons age 18 and older, AIDTWRONG indicates if the person believes the statement "Sometimes the results of a blood test for the AIDS virus infection can be wrong" 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.


  • 1991: Sample persons age 18+.
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+.


  • 1991-1992