HIV/AIDS Knowledgeable Quiz Questions 1

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This quiz was made to e used as means of testing students awareness on HIV/AIDS.


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  • 1. 

    What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?

    • A.

      HIV is a virus and AIDS is a bacterial disease

    • B.

      There is no difference between HIV and AIDS

    • C.

      HIV is the virus that causes AIDS

    Correct Answer
    C. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS
    Explanation
    HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. A person can live a relatively normal life for many years if they are diagnosed with HIV, but they are said to have AIDS when they develop an HIV related illness.

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  • 2. 

    Approximately how many people are living with HIV worldwide?

    • A.

      33 million

    • B.

      23 million

    • C.

      13 million

    Correct Answer
    A. 33 million
    Explanation
    33.3 million people were living with HIV at the end of 2009, and the vast majority of these people were in sub-Saharan Africa.

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  • 3. 

    Can you get AIDS from sharing a cup with someone?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Only if you don't wash the cup

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    It is not possible to become infected with HIV from everyday casual contact such as sharing food, shaking hands or touching the same objects. You are only at risk from HIV if you are exposed to infected blood or bodily fluids.

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  • 4. 

    Can insects transit HIV?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Only mosquitoes

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Insects cannot transmit HIV. When taking blood from someone mosquitoes do not inject blood from any previous person. The only thing that a mosquito injects is saliva, which acts as a lubricant and enables it to feed more efficiently

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  • 5. 

    HIV can make a person ill because

    • A.

      It makes a person lose weight very suddenly

    • B.

      It reduces the body's core temperature

    • C.

      It attacks the immune system

    Correct Answer
    C. It attacks the immune system
    Explanation
    HIV affects a person's immune system, which makes them more vulnerable to infections, and can make them very ill.

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  • 6. 

    HIV has no cure and is spread mainly by unprotect sex or sharing needles with someone who has HIV

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    HIV is a viral infection that attacks the immune system, and currently, there is no cure for it. It is primarily transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse or sharing needles with an infected person. These activities can lead to the exchange of bodily fluids, such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, or breast milk, which can contain the virus. Therefore, it is essential to practice safe sex and avoid sharing needles to prevent the spread of HIV.

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  • 7. 

    If you were infected with HIV, you might show symptoms

    • A.

      Within a few weeks

    • B.

      Within a year

    • C.

      In 10 years or more

    • D.

      Any of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. In 10 years or more
    Explanation
    HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which attacks the immune system and weakens it over time. After initial infection, it can take several years for symptoms to appear. This is because the virus replicates slowly in the body, gradually damaging the immune system. Therefore, it is possible for someone infected with HIV to not show any symptoms for 10 years or even longer.

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  • 8. 

    New HIV/AIDS drug treatments have lowered the number of AIDS-related deaths worldwide

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that new HIV/AIDS drug treatments have had a positive impact on reducing the number of deaths related to AIDS globally. This implies that the advancements in drug treatments have been effective in improving the survival rates of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, resulting in a decrease in the overall number of deaths caused by the disease. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 9. 

    If you are HIV positive and pregnant, there are medicines you can take that can greatly decrease the chances of your baby having HIV. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If a pregnant woman is HIV positive, there are medications available that can significantly reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to her baby. These medications, known as antiretroviral therapy (ART), can lower the amount of HIV in the mother's blood, making it less likely to be passed on to the fetus during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. Therefore, it is true that there are medicines that can greatly decrease the chances of a baby being born with HIV if the mother is HIV positive.

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  • 10. 

    HIV is not present in ... 

    • A.

      Semen

    • B.

      Sweat

    • C.

      Blood

    • D.

      Breast milk

    Correct Answer
    B. Sweat
    Explanation
    HIV is not present in sweat. HIV can be transmitted through certain body fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk, but not through sweat. Sweat is mainly composed of water and electrolytes and does not contain enough concentration of the virus to transmit HIV. Therefore, sweating or coming into contact with someone's sweat does not pose a risk of HIV transmission.

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