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QUIZ: Test your knowledge of HIV and AIDS

Take our quiz to find out just how much of an expert you are


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There's a lot of misinformation out there when it comes to HIV and AIDS. In our myth-busting article, we tackle some of these notions but you can really put yourself to the test with our quiz.

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Q1. What does HIV stand for?

Correct

​Well done, HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus while AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

Wrong

​HIV actually stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus while AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.

Q2. How is HIV transmitted?

Correct

​Yes, the answer is all of the above. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of HIV and AIDS here.

Wrong

​Sorry, but it’s actually all of the above. Find out more about how HIV and AIDS are transmitted here.

Q3. When is World AIDS Day?

Correct

Yes, you got it right. World AIDS Day is December 1st every year. Take this opportunity to educate yourself more on the area of HIV and AIDS.

Wrong

​Actually, World AIDS Day is December 1st every year. Take this opportunity to educate yourself more on the area of HIV and AIDS.

Q4. How can you avoid becoming infected with HIV?

Correct

Exactly, all of the above. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of HIV and AIDS here.

Wrong

​Nope, all of the above. Find out more about the signs and symptoms of HIV and AIDS here.

Q5. How long does it take to get results from a Rapid HIV test?

Correct

Well done. A Rapid HIV Test involves a fingertip prick which takes a small sample of blood and is applied to the test kit, the result is available in 60 seconds. Find out where you can get a Rapid HIV Test.

Wrong

Incorrect! A Rapid HIV Test involves a fingertip prick which takes a small sample of blood and is applied to the test kit, the result is available in 60 seconds. Find out where you can get a Rapid HIV Test.

Q6. The World Health Organisation estimates that ?? of people who are HIV Positive know their status.

Correct

It is estimated that currently only 75% of people with HIV know their status, so it’s important to get regularly tested.

Wrong

It is estimated that currently only 75% of people with HIV know their status, so it’s important to get regularly tested.

Q7. What type of lubricant is OK to use with a condom?

Correct

Exactly, water or silicone based lubricants are OK to use with condoms Vaseline and moisturiser may actually damage them.

Wrong

Unfortunately not, water or silicone based lubricants are OK to use with condoms Vaseline and moisturiser may actually damage them.

Q8. One of the following statements about PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis) is false. Can you figure out which one?

Correct

You got it. PEP needs to be taken every day, at specific times, for the course of a month.

Wrong

​That’s actually true. No.4 is false as PEP needs to be taken every day, at specific times, for the course of a month.

So, how did you do?

You have completed 0 of 8 questions. Please complete them all.

Good effort but looks like you have a bit more to learn about HIV and AIDS.

Not too shabby, but it looks like you might have a little more to learn about HIV and AIDS.

Nicely done, you are in the know but there’s always room for improvement. Check out www.spunout.ie/gettested for more info on safer sex.

​Wow, you are well up on your HIV and AIDS knowledge but there’s always room for improvement. Check out www.spunout.ie/gettested for more info on safer sex.


Published Novem­ber 30th2016
Last updated Octo­ber 23rd2018
Tags sexual health hiv hivaids quiz
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