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How much do you know about HIV/AIDS?

December 1, 2000

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

  1. T or F: AIDS is a disease without a cure spread mainly by unprotected sex or sharing needles with someone who has HIV.

  2. 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

  3. T or F: New HIV/AIDS drug treatments have lowered the number of AIDS-related deaths in the United States.


  4. 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.

  5. HIV is not present in. . .

    A. semen and vaginal secretions
    B. sweat
    C. blood
    D. breast milk

  6. T or F: Only drug users and gay men need to worry about becoming infected with HIV.

  7. 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

  8. T or F: Using protection such as a latex barrier when performing sex (vaginal, oral or anal) lowers the risk of HIV transmission.

  9. In which group or groups is the risk of HIV infection increasing in the U.S.?

    A. heterosexuals
    B. women
    C. men of color
    D. young people
    E. all of the above

  10. How many people in the U.S. were infected with HIV in 1999?

    A. 5,000
    B. 10,000
    C. 20,000
    D. 40,000

Answers: 1 T; 2 D; 3 T; 4 T; 5 B; 6 F; 7 D; 8 T; 9 E; 10 D

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This article was provided by American Association for World Health. It is a part of the publication AIDS: All Men -- Make a Difference!.