Module # 3 - Women & HIV - Quiz

Module # 3 - Women & HIV - Quiz                                                                   

Please answer the following questions by choosing the best response. 

1. Which of the following statements about women and HIV is false?

      a) The total number of women being diagnosed with HIV is on the rise

      b) The proportion of new diagnoses that are women is on the rise

      c) Women make up about 26% of the people living with HIV in Ontario, a dramatic increase from 2%
          in 1985.
      d) Only women who are involved in drugs or sex work are at risk for HIV

2. Approximately ­­­____ women are diagnosed HIV positive in Ontario annually.

      a) 20

      b) 400

      c) 12 000

      d) None.  HIV is not an issue for women who live in Ontario

3. The most common mode of HIV transmission among women in Ontario is heterosexual contact.

      a) True

     b) False

4.  A woman is biologically more vulnerable to HIV than her male partner.

     a) True

    b) False

5. Which of the following statements about the social determinants of health is true?

    a) They have no influence over a woman’s experience with HIV

    b) We don’t see a whole lot of overlap between the determinants

    c) These are the factors that influence an individual’s health and well-being and can be broadly
        characterized to include the social and economic environment, the physical environment and a
       person’s individual characteristics and behaviours.

   d) New programs have to be developed for each independent determinant to improve women’s health
       because there isn’t a lot of intersection between the determinants

6. Which of the following factors is not included as a one of the social determinants of health?

a) Income

b) Sexual orientation

c) Housing

d) Social exclusion

e) These are all social determinants of health.

7. A person’s sex is the most influential social determinant of health influencing their health and risk for HIV.

    a) True

   b) False

8. The socio-cultural factors that influence condom usage are:

  a) A decline in condom use amongst women who take birth control pills

  b) Economic, social and physical power imbalance between men and women

  c) Stigma and marginalization

  d) Social and cultural norms

  e) All of the above

  f) None of the above

9. Which population occupies the highest percentage of new infections among women in Ontario?

a) Women who inject drugs

b) African, Caribbean & Black women, including those women who were born in Canada

c) Women who were born in HIV-endemic countries

d) All women are equally at risk for HIV

 


Answers

  1. d) Only women who are involved in drugs or sex work are at risk for HIV
  2. b) 300
  3.  a) True
  4. a) True
  5. c) These are the factors that influence an individual’s health and well-being and can be broadly characterized to include the social and economic environment, the physical environment and a person’s individual characteristics and behaviours.
  6.  e) These are all social determinants of health.
  7. A: b) False

Remember, sex and gender mean two different things!  Gender which refers to social norms regarding masculinity and femininity and defines the social, economic and power imbalances between men and women is considered the most significant social factor influencing a woman’s risk for HIV.

  1. e) All of the above
  2. b) African, Caribbean & Black women, including women who were born in Canada, occupy the largest percentage of new infections among women in Ontario in 2009 (56%).

 

 

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