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Is there a difference between HIV and AIDS?
December 1, 2007 17:41 IST

December 1 is World AIDS Day. How much do you know about this scourge of modern times? Take the Rediff AIDS quiz and find out.

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1. Is there a difference between HIV and AIDS?
a) Yes, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS
b) No, HIV and AIDS are the same thing
c) Yes, AIDS is the virus that causes HIV
d) They are two unrelated diseases

2. Which of the following is true?
a) AIDS can be prevented with vaccines
b) AIDS can be cured with antibiotics
c) AIDS can be cured with steroids
d) There is no cure for AIDS

3. What is ART with respect to HIV/AIDS?
a) A course of medicine that slows the breakdown of the immune system
b) An art appreciation course
c) A method of preserving ancient art works
d) A school based curriculum in art education

4. You can find out if you have HIV by getting:
a) A blood test.
b) An x-ray.
c) A skin examination.
d) A cat scan

5. Anonymous HIV testing is?
a) Doctor's name unknown
b) Name not linked to test result
c) Another takes it on your behalf
d) You give a false name

6. Can an HIV+ve couple have a child who is not HIV+ve?
a) Yes, with medication
b) No, they can't have children
c) No, the child will be HIV+
d) They should not have children

7. You have just heard that a student who sits next to you in school has HIV. What are your chances of getting HIV from sitting next to this student?
a) Low
b) None
c) High

8. One of the ways HIV can spread is through?
a) Swimming pools
b) Sharing the same utensils and food
c) Unprotected sex

9. HIV cannot spread through?
a) Mosquito bites
b) Unprotected sex
c) Blood transfusions

10. How can you tell if someone is infected by HIV?
a) By the way they act
b) By the way they look
c) You cannot tell just by looking

11. How is HIV transmitted most often?
a) Homosexual sex
b) Heterosexual sex
c) Drug use
d) Blood Transfusion

12. You could become infected with HIV if you:
a) Have not been vaccinated against it.
b) Don't wash your hands after using the toilet.
c) Have sex with an infected person without using a condom
d) Eat in unhygienic places

13. HIV can be passed by:
a) Sharing needles used for injecting drugs.
b) Hugging a person with AIDS.
c) Sitting next to an AIDS-infected person on the bus.
d) Drinking unfiltered water

14. What does the immune system do?
a) It improves eyesight.
b) It helps the body fight illnesses, such as colds, influenza or pneumonia.
c) It builds strong muscles.
d) It regulates the vital functions of the body

15. How long can a person be infected with HIV but still test negative for it?
a) One day
b) Three to six months
c) One year
d) Over three years

16. HIV treatment can extend life upto?
a) 2 to 20 days
b) Upto 15 years and more
c) 200 years
d) About six months

17. What are the specific symptoms of HIV/AIDS?
a) There are no specific symptoms
b) A rash from head to toe
c) You start to look very tired
d) Your hair turns green

18. What is the World AIDS Day international symbol of AIDS awareness?
a) A red ribbon
b) A white ribbon
c) A black ribbon
d) A white swan

19. How do most people in India get HIV?
a) Unsafe sex
b) Unsterilised needles
c) Blood transfusion
d) From mother to child

20. HIV does not spread through?
a) Sharing bedding and towels
b) Sharing food and utensils
c) Living in the same home
d) All of the above

Quiz Courtesy: Heroes Project

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