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How Much Do You Really Know About HIV/AIDS?

How Much Do You Really Know About HIV/AIDS?Think you know your stuff when it comes to HIV/AIDS, eh? We'll see about that. Below are eight questions about HIV/AIDS that go well beyond the basics of what HIV is, how it works and who gets it. If you can get all of these right, consider yourself an honorary member of the global fight against HIV.


1. We have more than 30 HIV medications now, and they keep getting more effective at stopping the virus. Thanks largely to this treatment, how long can the average 20-year-old person with HIV expect to live if he or she is diagnosed today?

 Into their 30s or 40s.
 Into their 50s.
 Into their 60s.
 Into their 70s.


2. When Americans can't afford the huge cost of HIV treatment and the government can't afford to help them, they're placed on an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting list. What is the largest number of HIV-positive people who have been on these ADAP waiting lists at the same time?

 671
 2,348
 6,773
 9,217


3. We know that condoms are incredibly good at protecting people from getting HIV during sex -- when used correctly, they reduce the risk of HIV transmission by as much as 97 percent. So what about using two condoms by putting one on first, then putting a second one on over the first one?

 This doubles your protection.
 This increases protection by 50%.
 This doesn't change your protection.
 This reduces your protection.


4. In which of these groups are HIV infection rates rising the fastest within the U.S.?

 men who have sex with men
 African Americans
 injection drug users
 heterosexual women


5. HIV/AIDS activists are frequently involved in efforts to get medical marijuana legalized in the U.S. What's the main reason?

 Marijuana alleviates symptoms of depression.
 Marijuana makes people with HIV eat more.
 Marijuana makes it easier to put up with a lack of government attention to HIV.
 Marijuana enhances the anti-HIV properties of some HIV medications.


6. Most folks know (or can easily guess) that Sub-Saharan Africa is home to the largest number of people with HIV. But among the following four regions, which was home to the most HIV-positive people as of 2009?

 North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
 Central/South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, etc.)
 Western/Central Europe (France, Italy, Latvia, the United Kingdom, etc.)
 Eastern Europe/Central Asia (Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, etc.)


7. That last question was about people living with HIV. Looking at those same four regions, which of them had the highest number of deaths related to HIV/AIDS in 2009?

 North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
 Central/South America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, etc.)
 Western/Central Europe (France, Italy, Latvia, the United Kingdom, etc.)
 Eastern Europe/Central Asia (Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, etc.)


8. OK, one more statistics question to wrap things up: In which of these regions did the number of adults newly infected with HIV rise the most from 2001 to 2009?

 North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
 Eastern Europe/Central Asia (Armenia, Russia, Ukraine, etc.)
 Sub-Saharan Africa (Kenya, Nigera, South Africa, etc.)
 South/Southeast Asia (India, Pakistan, Thailand, etc.)





  
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