Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About HIV

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What does HIV stand for? What do you know about this deadliest disease? Test your knowledge about HIV with the quiz below. If you know what the acronym HIV/AIDS stands for, how it spreads, and what are its common symptoms, this online test will not be that hard for you. Let's brush up on our understanding and increase awareness about the essential facts of HIV/AIDS by playing this quiz. Shall we begin it now? All the best, buddy!.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What does the acronym HIV stand for?
    • A. 

      Hemo-insufficiency virus

    • B. 

      Human immunodeficiency virus

    • C. 

      Human immobilization virus

    • D. 

      Human immunodeficiency virology

  • 2. 
    What does the acronym AIDS stand for?
    • A. 

      Active immunological disease syndrome

    • B. 

      Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

    • C. 

      Acquired immunological derivative syndrome

    • D. 

      Acquired immuno derivative syndrome

  • 3. 
    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.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    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.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What does a standard HIV test identify?
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      T-cell count

    • C. 

      Antibodies

    • D. 

      White blood cells

  • 6. 
    After taking a rapid HIV antibody test, how long must the patient wait for a result?
    • A. 

      1 minute

    • B. 

      30 minutes

    • C. 

      24 hours

    • D. 

      48 hours

  • 7. 
    In what year was the first World AIDS Day celebrated?
    • A. 

      1984

    • B. 

      1988

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      1996

  • 8. 
    Which of these famous sports stars died of AIDS?
    • A. 

      3-time tennis Grand Slam champ, Arthur Ashe

    • B. 

      Manchester United football legend, George Best

    • C. 

      Olympic sprint champion, Florence Griffith-Joyner, aka 'Flo-Jo'

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Approximately how many people in the world are living with HIV?
    • A. 

      2,000,000

    • B. 

      12,000,000

    • C. 

      33,000,000

    • D. 

      44,000,000

  • 10. 
    What is the main mode of transmission of HIV worldwide?
    • A. 

      Unprotected heterosexual sex

    • B. 

      Men who have sex with men

    • C. 

      Injecting drug use

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    How much higher is the probability of MSM getting infected compared to the general population?
    • A. 

      10 times higher

    • B. 

      20 times higher

    • C. 

      50 times higher

    • D. 

      55 times higher

  • 12. 
    How many people are currently living with HIV in Eastern Europe and the CIS region?
    • A. 

      500,000

    • B. 

      1,500,000

    • C. 

      2,500,000

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    How many people are currently living with HIV in Tajikistan (estimated)?
    • A. 

      More than 50,000

    • B. 

      More than 10,000

    • C. 

      More than 3,000

    • D. 

      More than 4,000

  • 14. 
    In 2008, what percentage of people needing ARV treatment received it in countries of Eastern Europe and the CIS?
    • A. 

      23%

    • B. 

      51%

    • C. 

      80%

    • D. 

      90%

  • 15. 
    What percentage of people living with HIV, globally, do not actually know their HIV status?
    • A. 

      85%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      5%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 16. 
    Which ways may HIV be transmitted?
    • A. 

      Mother to Child (blood, breast milk)

    • B. 

      Unprotected sexual intercourse (sperm, vaginal fluids)

    • C. 

      Contaminated injecting equipment (blood)

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    In which country (countries) the HIV prevalence is above 15 percent?
    • A. 

      Botswana

    • B. 

      Swaziland

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    A person with AIDS always has HIV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Every two minutes a child under 15 dies of AIDS-related illness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Antiretroviral therapy (ARV) will cure an HIV positive person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Many people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, do not have symptoms.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    HIV can be easily spread through the bit of a mosquito or other insects.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A person can look at someone and tell if he or she is living with HIV or has AIDS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    A person can be infected with HIV for 10 or more years without developing AIDS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Kissing is a possible way of transmitting HIV.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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