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HIV & AIDS: How much do you know?

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  1. HIV is the same thing as AIDS.
    a. true
    b. false

  2. You can catch HIV from toilets and from mosquitoes.
    a. true
    b. false

  3. Which of the following is NOT true?
    a. Sharing a needle for a tattoo might give you HIV.
    b. Sharing a needle for piercing might give you HIV.
    c. Donating blood might give you HIV.

  4. Which of the following are myths?
    a. You can't get HIV from having sex just once with an infected person.
    b. HIV destroys a person's ability to fight infection.
    c. Infection rates are higher for women than for men.

  5. A person who looks healthy...
    a. can't possibly have the HIV virus.
    b. might have the HIV virus.
    c. probably doesn't have the HIV virus.

  6. The HIV test looks for
    a. the HIV virus.
    b. the AIDS virus.
    c. antibodies to the HIV virus.

  7. Which behavior has a HIGH risk of HIV infection?
    a. Vaginal, oral or anal sex without a condom.
    b. Light kissing and hugging someone with HIV.
    c. Swimming in a pool with someone who has HIV.

  8. True or false? It is possible for an HIV infected mother to pass the virus on to her unborn child.
    a. true
    b. false.

  9. All babies born with HIV develop AIDS later.
    a. True.
    b. False.

  10. A person can have HIV for 10 years or more before symptoms appear.
    a. True.
    b. False

  11. Men and women who have HIV have the same physical symptoms.
    a. True.
    b. False.

  12. Is it safe for a child to be in school with a child who has HIV?
    a. Yes, it is.
    b. No, it isn't.

  13. Which is NOT true?
    a. If you know you have HIV, you can get medicines to help you stay healthy.
    b. If you know you have HIV you can take steps to NOT infect others.
    c. It's better not to know if you have HIV.

  14. Which is correct? Drinking alcohol...
    a. helps you make good decisions.
    b. affects your judgement so that you might have unsafe sex.
    c. has nothing to do with catching HIV.

  15. True or false? People with AIDS (a very weak immune system) can eat any foods that non-infected people can eat.
    a. True.
    b. False

  16. Which is NOT true? Medicines that have been developed...
    a. are not very expensive.
    b. must be taken on a regular schedule.
    c. have unpleasant side-effects.

  17. Discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS in Japan is...
    a. legal
    b. illegal

  18. Which condoms will protect you against HIV and other STD'S?
    a. Condoms made of latex.
    b. Condoms made of other materials.

  19. Which group has the fastest growing number of HIV infections worldwide?
    a. Men in their 40's.
    b. Gay men.
    c. Women and teenagers.

  20. How much of HIV infection worldwide occurs from heterosexal sex?
    a. 35%
    b. 50%
    c. 75%

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