A Quiz On The Epidemiology, Virology And Pathogenesis Of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infections

15 Questions | Total Attempts: 76

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This quiz assesses whether the learner knows the basic epidemiology, virology and pathogenesis of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infections.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Genital HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the world. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    At least 80%  of sexually active people worldwide are infected with HPV at some point in their lives.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    One-third of people who have sexual contact with an infected partner will develop a HPV infection within three months. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The highest rates of genital HPV infection are found in adults 35-45 years of age. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    70% of newly acquired genital HPV infections clear within one year.    
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The   three functional coding regions of the human papillomavirus (HPV) are  ____________,  ____________ and____________. Name one of them.
  • 7. 
    The two major oncoproteins in HPV which are significant in high-risk HPV and its relation with cervical cancer are ___________________ and __________________. Name one of them.
  • 8. 
    Which layer of epithelium is the only tissue in which low risk HPV types can replicate?
    • A. 

      Stratum corneum

    • B. 

      Stratum granulosum

    • C. 

      Stratum spinosum

    • D. 

      Stratum basale

  • 9. 
    Which lesions are most likely associated with low-risk types of genital HPV?
    • A. 

      Plantar warts

    • B. 

      Flat warts

    • C. 

      Respiratory papillomatosis

    • D. 

      CIN3

  • 10. 
    What percentage of individuals infected with high-risk HPV infections clear the viral infection within two years?
    • A. 

      90%

    • B. 

      70%

    • C. 

      50%

    • D. 

      30%

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is considered a high-grade lesion that may regress spontaneously in 40 percent of women?
    • A. 

      CIN1

    • B. 

      CIN2

    • C. 

      CIN3

    • D. 

      CIS

  • 12. 
    Which high-risk HPV type is strongly associated with adenocarcinoma, a less common but aggressive cancer arising from the endocervical  glandular epithelium?
    • A. 

      Type 16

    • B. 

      Type 18

    • C. 

      Type 31

    • D. 

      Type 45

  • 13. 
    If a woman acquires an HPV infection which goes away after four months, is she protected from getting another episode of HPV infection again? 
  • 14. 
    If a woman acquires an infection from a high-risk type of HPV, does it mean that she will develop cancer?