Test Your Knowledge . . .
How Much Do You Know About HIV/AIDS?
You will find a discussion of the answers to these questions and many other important issues about HIV/AIDS throughout this resource booklet.
Select the correct answer. One answer per question.
Young people under 25 represent what percentage of all new HIV infections in the US?
T or F: AIDS is an incurable disease spread mainly by unprotected sex or by sharing needles
with someone who has the virus called HIV.
T or F: Young Americans between the ages of 13 and 25 are contracting HIV at the rate of
2 per hour.
HIV is not present in . . .
- semen and vaginal secretions
- the air that you breathe
- breast milk
You can become infected with HIV by . . .
- sharing utensils or drinking glasses with someone with HIV
- using the same toilet seat as an HIV-positive person
- hugging someone with HIV
- being bitten by a mosquito
- none of the above
Which does not help to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV?
- using a latex condom or female condom
- using the "Pill," diaphragm, or other birth control methods
- all of the above help to reduce transmission
If you are infected with HIV, you might show symptoms . . .
- within a few months
- within a year
- in 10 or more years
- any of the above
T or F: New HIV/AIDS drug treatments have lowered the number of AIDS-related deaths in the US and enabled people with HIV to live longer.
T or F: There are medicines for HIV-positive pregnant women that can greatly decrease the chances of transmitting HIV to their babies.
T or F: Only drug users and gay men need to worry about becoming infected with HIV.
Answers: 1 D; 2 T; 3 T; 4 B; 5 E; 6 B; 7 D; 8 T; 9 T; 10 F