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
T or F: AIDS is a disease without a cure spread mainly by unprotected sex or sharing needles with someone who has HIV.
- If you were infected with HIV, you might show symptoms. . .
A. within a few weeks
B. within a year
C. in 10 or more years
D. any of the above
- T or F: New HIV/AIDS drug treatments have lowered the number of AIDS-related deaths in the United States.
- T or F: If you are HIV positive and pregnant, there are medicines you can take that can greatly decrease the chances of your baby having HIV.
- HIV is not present in. . .
A. semen and vaginal secretions
D. breast milk
- T or F: Only drug users and gay men need to worry about becoming infected with HIV.
- You can become infected with HIV by. . .
A. sharing utensils with or drinking from the same cup
as someone with HIV
B. mosquito bites
C. hugging someone with HIV
D. none of the above
- T or F: Using protection such as a latex barrier when performing sex (vaginal, oral or anal) lowers the risk of HIV transmission.
- In which group or groups is the risk of HIV infection increasing in the U.S.?
C. men of color
D. young people
E. all of the above
- How many people in the U.S. were infected with HIV in 1999?
Answers: 1 T; 2 D; 3 T; 4 T; 5 B; 6 F; 7 D; 8 T; 9 E; 10 D