Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About HIV

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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge About HIV

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

      Hemo-insufficiency virus

    • B. 

      Human immunodeficiency virus

    • C. 

      Human immobilization virus

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

      Active immunological disease syndrome

    • B. 

      Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

    • C. 

      Acquired immunological 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

  • 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

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

      Virus

    • B. 

      T-cell count

    • C. 

      Antibodies

  • 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

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

      1984

    • B. 

      1988

    • C. 

      1992

  • 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'

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

      2,000,000

    • B. 

      12,000,000

    • C. 

      33,000,000

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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%

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

      85%

    • B. 

      40%

    • C. 

      5%

  • 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)

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

      Botswana

    • B. 

      Swaziland

    • C. 

      South Africa

  • 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