HIV/AIDS Education and Behaviour Modification: 25 MCQs to Help You Stay Safe

HIV/AIDS Education and Behaviour Modification: 25 MCQs to Help You Stay Safe 

1. Question: Which of the following is a common mode of HIV transmission? a) Casual contact b) Blood transfusion c) Sharing utensils d) Hugging

Answer: b) Blood transfusion

2. Question: What does HIV stand for? a) Human Influenza Virus b) Human Immunodeficiency Virus c) Human Infection Virus d) Human Inherited Virus

Answer: b) Human Immunodeficiency Virus

3. Question: Which body fluid is primarily responsible for transmitting HIV? a) Saliva b) Sweat c) Blood d) Urine

Answer: c) Blood

4. Question: Which of the following is an effective method to prevent HIV transmission? a) Abstinence b) Eating a healthy diet c) Watching educational videos d) Sharing needles

Answer: a) Abstinence

5. Question: What is the most effective method of preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV during childbirth? a) Exclusive breastfeeding b) Caesarean section c) Home birth d) Natural birth

Answer: b) Caesarean section

6. Question: Which stage of HIV infection has severe symptoms and a weakened immune system? a) Stage 1 b) Stage 2 c) Stage 3 d) Stage 4

Answer: c) Stage 3

7. Question: Which of the following is a high-risk behavior for HIV transmission? a) Monogamous relationships b) Unprotected sex with multiple partners c) Regular HIV testing d) Abstaining from drug use

Answer: b) Unprotected sex with multiple partners

8. Question: Which type of cells does HIV primarily target in the human body? a) White blood cells b) Red blood cells c) Platelets d) Bone cells

Answer: a) White blood cells

9. Question: How can HIV be transmitted through sexual contact? a) Kissing b) Hugging c) Oral sex d) Holding hands

Answer: c) Oral sex

10. Question: Which of the following is not a common symptom of HIV/AIDS? a) Persistent cough b) Rapid weight loss c) Increased energy levels d) Fatigue

Answer: c) Increased energy levels

11. Question: Which age group is most affected by new HIV infections worldwide? a) 0-10 years b) 15-24 years c) 35-44 years d) 65+ years

Answer: b) 15-24 years

12. Question: Which of the following is a method of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention? a) Condom use b) Regular HIV testing c) Antiretroviral medication d) Abstinence

Answer: c) Antiretroviral medication

13. Question: What is the main goal of HIV treatment? a) Cure the infection b) Prevent transmission c) Reduce symptoms temporarily d) Enhance energy levels

Answer: b) Prevent transmission

14. Question: What is a common opportunistic infection in individuals with advanced HIV? a) Influenza b) Tuberculosis (TB) c) Common cold d) Chickenpox

Answer: b) Tuberculosis (TB)

15. Question: Which of the following statements about HIV is true? a) HIV can be cured with antibiotics b) HIV can be transmitted through insect bites c) HIV/AIDS has a vaccine for prevention d) HIV attacks the immune system

Answer: d) HIV attacks the immune system

16. Question: Which of the following is a way to reduce the risk of HIV transmission for injection drug users? a) Sharing needles and syringes b) Needle exchange programs c) Avoiding medical help d) Sharing personal hygiene items

Answer: b) Needle exchange programs

17. Question: What is the most common route of HIV transmission globally? a) Blood transfusion b) Mother-to-child during childbirth c) Sharing personal items d) Unprotected sexual intercourse

Answer: d) Unprotected sexual intercourse

18. Question: What is the primary route of HIV transmission in infants? a) Breastfeeding b) In utero (during pregnancy) c) Sharing toys d) Respiratory droplets

Answer: a) Breastfeeding

19. Question: Which of the following can reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mother to child during childbirth? a) Caesarean section b) Bottle feeding c) Sharing utensils d) Allowing natural birth

Answer: a) Caesarean section

20. Question: What does AIDS stand for? a) Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome b) Autoimmune Immunodeficiency Syndrome c) Advanced Immunodeficiency Syndrome d) Acute Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Answer: a) Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

21. Question: Which of the following can be a symptom of HIV infection? a) Swollen lymph nodes b) Healthy appetite c) High blood pressure d) Strong muscle tone

Answer: a) Swollen lymph nodes

22. Question: What is a key principle of HIV prevention education? a) Promoting condom use b) Encouraging multiple sexual partners c) Ignoring regular testing d) Disregarding sexual health education

Answer: a) Promoting condom use

23. Question: How long can it take for HIV symptoms to appear after initial infection? a) A few days b) A few weeks to months c) A few years d) A few decades

Answer: b) A few weeks to months

24. Question: Which of the following is an example of a high-risk group for HIV infection? a) Individuals in monogamous relationships b) Healthcare workers c) Condom users d) Abstainers

Answer: b) Healthcare workers

25. Question: Which bodily fluids can transmit HIV? a) Saliva and sweat b) Blood and semen c) Tears and urine d) Earwax and mucus

Answer: b) Blood and semen

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