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World AIDS Day 2012 Quiz: History of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS History Quiz

1. When and where was the first known case of HIV infection?

 San Francisco, 1980
 New York, 1981
 Congo, 1959
 Norway, 1976

2. Who was "Patient Zero" and why is he so famous?

 Peter Steeley, founder of Treatment Action Group. Known as "Patient Zero" because he was a thorn in the side of U.S. politicians for such a long time.
 Gaëtan Dugas. He was a French-Canadian flight attendant who introduced the virus into the Western community via Africa in the early 1980s.
 Robert Rayford, a teenager from St. Louis, Mo. In 1968, he was admitted to a local hospital with lesions that turned out to be Kaposi's sarcoma.
 Arvid Noe, the alias of a sailor, who died of AIDS in 1976. Noe contracted the virus on a visit to Africa.

3. What was the first drug used to treat HIV-positive people?

 Protease inhibitors

4. When was the first World AIDS Day?

 Dec. 1, 1988
 Dec. 1, 1995
 Aug. 1, 1987
 Dec. 1, 2004

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