How much do you know about HIV?

At the end of 2003, an estimated 1,039,000 to 1,185,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS. In 2005, 38,096 cases of HIV/AIDS in adults, adolescents, and children were diagnosed in the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. CDC has estimated that approximately 40,000 persons in the United States become infected with HIV each year

Do you know enough about HIV to effectively protect youself? This is the test to help you answer that question. If you are unhappy with your score, then please educate yourself and retake the quiz.

Created by: HIV INFO
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1. HIV is an uncommon disease that affects only those living outside the US. True or False?
2. HIV damages and destroys your immune system. True or False?
3. Having HIV makes you more more susceptible to certain types of cancers and to opportunistic infections your body would normally resist, such as pneumonia and meningitis. True or False?
4. There is a cure for HIV?
5. There is a home test available to test for HIV. True or False?
6. The home HIV test is like a home pregnancy test because all the result is provided immediately at home. True or False?
7. How is HIV spead?
pre-seminal fluid
vaginal fluid
breast milk
all of the above
8. Who is at risk for becoming infected with HIV?
Babies born to infected mothers
IV drug users
Those who have unprotected sex with multiple partners.
All of the above
9. How can a person protect themselves from becoming infected with HIV?
Knowing the HIV stytus of all sexual partners.
Limiting the number of sexual partners
Being faithful to one person who is not infected
Using condoms properly
Not sharing needles or being an IV drug user
All of the above
10. Intact, healthy skin is an excellent barrier against HIV and other viruses and bacteria. True or false?
11. Knowledge is your overall best defense against HIV. True or False?

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