Care to take the test? [an awareness activity I have been working on for a group of students at my university] Answers will be available right before World AIDS Day!

  • dfrourke

    Posts: 1062

    Nov 22, 2007 1:42 AM GMT
    1. What doe the following stand for with regard to HIV education?:

    HIV: _______________________________________________________

    AIDS: _______________________________________________________

    OI: _______________________________________________________

    2. Name the five [5] types of fluids with which HIV can be present:
    a) _______________________________________________
    b) _______________________________________________
    c) _______________________________________________
    d) _______________________________________________
    e) _______________________________________________

    3. Which of those five fluids does not represent a danger in the transmission of HIV?

    _______________________________________________________

    4. Of the common signs of sero-conversion, which two [together] are indicative of HIV infection?
    a) Fever and Sore Throat
    b) Malaise and Weight Loss
    c) Muscle Aches and Swollen Lymph Nodes [Glands]
    d) Rash and Night Sweats
    e) None of the above

    5. Approximately what percentage of men having sex with men in San Francisco are reported to be HIV-positive?
    a) 5%
    b) 15%
    c) 20%
    d) 30%
    e) 40%


    6. There is a cure for HIV/AIDS:
    True or False

    7. The HIV virus is what kills most people who are infected:
    True or False

    8. It is possible to be HIV-positive and receive an HIV-Negative result on a test:
    True or False

    9. Which of the following is the leading mode of infection of HIV worldwide?
    f) Vaginal Intercourse
    g) Anal Intercourse
    h) Intravenous Drug Use
    i) Penile-Oral Intercourse
    j) Vaginal-Oral Intercourse

    10. Which of the following is the leading mode of infection of HIV in the United States?
    a) Vaginal Intercourse
    b) Anal Intercourse
    c) Intravenous Drug Use
    d) Penile-Oral Intercourse
    e) Vaginal-Oral Intercourse

    11. Co-Factors which may weaken someone’s immune system include all, except the following:
    a) Family Genetics
    b) Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections
    c) Stress
    d) Poor Nutrition
    e) Life Style Factors

    12. Without the presence of Anti-retroviral medications, the average progression from HIV infection to AIDS diagnosis is how long?
    a) 1 year
    b) 2-4 years
    c) 5-7 years
    d) 8-10 years
    e) Approximately 20 years
  • Nudista

    Posts: 158

    Nov 22, 2007 4:25 PM GMT
    1.
    HIV: Human Immundeficiency Virus
    AIDS: Acquired Immundeficiency Syndrome
    OI: Opportunistic Infections

    2.
    a) Blood
    b) Semen
    c) Saliva
    d) Urine
    e) Vaginal Fluids

    3. Saliva, Urine

    4. E-none of the above: Any of them could mean HIV seroconversion as well as many other infections

    5. C
    6.F
    7.F-Oportunistic Infections kill
    8.T
    9.f)Vaginal Intercourse
    10. b
    11.a
    12.d

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    Nov 22, 2007 4:55 PM GMT
    1.
    HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    AIDS: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
    OI: Opportunistic Infections

    2.
    a) Blood
    b) Semen
    c) Urine
    d) Saliva
    e) Vaginal Fluids

    3. Urine, Saliva

    4. Should be "All of the Above" could mean HIV sero-conversion as well as many other types of infectious deseases.

    5. B ??? - Pure guess, I don't know any specific areas, I live on the E Coast and in Europe.

    6 .False
    7. False
    8. True
    9. F) Vaginal Intercourse
    10. B) Anal Intercourse

    11. I would have said A, but last year I read an study article from WHO stating that some genetic groups may be more susceptable than others, so C) Stress[/b]

    12. B) 2-4 years
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    Nov 22, 2007 9:17 PM GMT
    Interesting for the last question the answer was 2-4 years. When I got a positive result the doctor indicated 8 years before my body would start having trouble fighting the HIV virus.
  • mingqiao

    Posts: 5

    Nov 28, 2007 4:07 PM GMT
    1.
    HIV: Human Immundeficiency Virus
    AIDS: Acquired Immundeficiency Syndrome
    OI: Opportunistic Infections

    2.
    a) Blood
    b) Semen
    c) Saliva
    d) Urine
    e) Vaginal Fluids
    f) milk (dont forget)

    3. Saliva, Urine

    4. E(usually AIDS was diagnosed by test of antibody against the HIV,and the further diagnostic standard was assay of CD+4 lymphocyte.)

    5.i dont know,i live in china.but i think if more than 15%,its a fearful result.
    6.F
    7.F
    8.T
    9.F
    10. i dont know
    11.e
    12.c(HIV window phase usually is 2-3 months, incubation period usually is 5-12 years.)
  • dfrourke

    Posts: 1062

    Dec 07, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:

    1. What doe the following stand for with regard to HIV education?:

    HIV: Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
    OI: Opportunistic Infection

    2. Name the five [5] types of fluids with which HIV can be present:
    a) Blood
    b) Semen/Vaginal Fluids
    c) Saliva
    d) Urine
    e) Breastmilk

    3. Which of those five fluids does not represent a danger in the transmission of HIV?

    Saliva and Urine

    4. Of the common signs of sero-conversion, which two [together] are indicative of HIV infection?

    e) None of the above: None are completely indicative...and are very common in most viral infections.

    5. Approximately what percentage of men having sex with men in San Francisco are reported to be HIV-positive?

    d) 30%



    6. There is a cure for HIV/AIDS:
    False: just medications which delay or slow disease progression.

    7. The HIV virus is what kills most people who are infected:
    False: opportunistic infections

    8. It is possible to be HIV-positive and receive an HIV-Negative result on a test:
    True: especially in acute stage of seroconversion [first 3 months of infection]

    9. Which of the following is the leading mode of infection of HIV worldwide?
    a) Vaginal Intercourse


    10. Which of the following is the leading mode of infection of HIV in the United States?
    b) Anal Intercourse


    11. Co-Factors which may weaken someone’s immune system include all, except the following:
    a) Family Genetics. Sorta tricky question. Unless your family genetics include ancestory from Norway, Sweden, or Finland...most genetic history doesn't really play into disease progression and overall WEAKEN your immune system.


    12. Without the presence of Anti-retroviral medications, the average progression from HIV infection to AIDS diagnosis is how long?

    d) 8-10 years