Module #2- HIV Basics Quiz

Module #2 – HIV Basics QUIZ                                                                                   

Please answer the following questions by choosing the best response.   

1. HIV stands for:

a)      Higher internal virus

b)      Human internal virus

c)       Hostile immunodeficiency virus

d)      Human immunodeficiency virus

 

2. A person in Canada is said to have AIDS when:

a)      They are diagnosed with HIV

b)      They are diagnosed with HIV and then become very ill

c)       They are diagnosed with HIV and develop one or more “opportunistic infections”

d)      They have not been diagnosed, but develop one or more “opportunistic infections.”

 

3. CD4 cells are the commander cells in our immune system and are the cells targeted by the HIV virus.

a)      True

b)      False

 

4. It is possible for someone to be unaware of their HIV positive status, even if they have been tested and the test was negative.

a)      True

b)      False

 

5. Which of the following activities is not an activity that puts you at risk of HIV infection?

a)      Sharing sex toys without a condom

b)      Sharing needles to inject drugs

c)       Having unprotected anal  or vaginal intercourse

d)      Kissing  with tongue with someone who is HIV positive

e)      All of these activities would be high risk

 

6. Partner notification is when the public health unit contacts all of your previous sexual and/or drug use partners and tells them that you are HIV positive.

a)      True

b)      False

 

7. If an individual wants to find out if they are HIV positive they can:

       a) Get tested at their doctor’s office

       b) Get tested at the local public health unit or go for drop-in anonymous testing at The AIDS Committee on Wednesday afternoons

      c) Ask their sexual partners if they are HIV positive

      d) All of the above are true

      e) All except C are true

 

8. There is a cure for HIV.

       a) True

       b) False

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:

  1. d) Human immunodeficiency virus

2. c) A person is only diagnosed with AIDS if they have been diagnosed with HIV and they develop one or more opportunistic infections (such as Kaposi’s Sarcoma, persistent pneumonia, tuberculosis or wasting).

3. a) True

 4. a) True

Don’t forget about the window period! If a person was testing before seroconversion, their body will not have developed the antibodies that the HIV test detects. It is also possible that someone who has been tested still engages in high risk behaviours, and could have been infected since being tested!

 5. d) kissing with tongue with someone who is HIV positive

6. b) False

Partner notification does not involve telling your past partners that YOU are the individual that tests positive. Partner notification is when the public health unit sends a letter to previous sexual and/or drug use partners, notifying them that they may have come into contact with an individual who is HIV and should seek testing as soon as possible. This letter will not state the person’s name.

7. e) All except C are true

Approximately 25% of people living with HIV in Ontario are currently unaware of their HIV positive status. Many people don’t realize that they have been infected because they don’t have any symptoms, and some people don’t even know they are at risk. It is also possible that some people don’t disclose their status. For these reasons, it is important to get tested ourselves.

8: b) False

 

 

 

 

 

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