Technical Information and Data
BRFSS POLICY MEMO 94.1
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HIV/AIDS QUESTIONS
1. Instruction for Q. 64, 1994 (If you had a child in school would you
allow him or her to be in the same classroom with another child who is
infected with the AIDS virus?):
If respondent indicates they have more than one child in school and
would answer differently for each child, probe for a single response.
2. Instruction for Q. 66, 1994 (If you had a teenager who was sexually
active, would you encourage him or her to use a condom?):
Respondents who say they would advise their teenager to abstain should
be probed once for a "Yes" or "No" answer. If they still insist that their
answer is "abstain" after probing, their response should be coded in the
category "Would give other advice."
3. Coding of Q. 67, 1994 (What are your chances of getting the AIDS
The response "Not applicable" is to be used exclusively for respondents
who volunteer that they already have HIV or AIDS. Selecting this response
category skips to Q. 70 (When was your last AIDS blood test?), because
questions 68 71a do not apply to someone with HIV or AIDS. All other
respondents must be coded in category a d, Dk/Ns, or Refused so that Q. 68
is the next question they are asked.
4. Coding of Q. 70, 1994 (When was your last AIDS blood test?):
If the respondent remembers the year of the last test, but cannot
remember the month, code the first two digits 77 and the last two for the