HIV AIDS 7 Unit: HIV Awareness in the Workplace

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1. Which bodily fluid transmits HIV?

  a. Urine

  b. Feces

  c. Saliva

  d. Semen


2. How does HIV survive in humans?

  a. HIV cannot be killed by the body.

  b. HIV is a virus that uses CD4 cells to reproduce.

  c. HIV has a special envelope that makes it resilient against our immune system.

  d. HIV has an easier time competing with other microorganisms.


3. In order to acquire AIDS what must first happen?

  a. CD4 cell counts are < 800 cells/mm3

  b. CD4 cell counts are < 220 cells/mm3

  c. CD4 cell counts are < 210 cells/mm3

  d. CD4 cell counts are < 200 cells/mm3


4. Which of the following is not true about HIV detection?

  a. HIV patients are sicker more often than regular patients.

  b. HIV antibodies aren’t detected until at least six to twelve weeks.

  c. HIV can cause symptoms such as lymph node swelling.

  d. HIV cannot be detected until AIDS occurs.


5. Which of the following is not true about HIV transmission?

  a. HIV is transmitted through needle pricks and needle injections.

  b. HIV is transmitted by blood entering sores.

  c. HIV is transmitted through sexual fluids which come into contact with epithelial tissue.

  d. HIV is transmitted by mosquitoes, air and casual contact.


6. What is the surest way to prevent HIV?

  a. Have sex with a trusted, tested partner.

  b. Use condoms.

  c. Abstinence.

  d. Use birth control.


7. How does spermicide help when it comes to sex with an HIV infected partner?

  a. Kills HIV.

  b. Stops pregnancies that can lead to transmission in a child.

  c. Makes sexual environments less hospitable to HIV.

  d. The FDA recommends it.


8. What is a universal precaution that is always safe to use?

  a. Assume all bodily fluids are contagious.

  b. Assume all people are healthy.

  c. Assume all people are sick and isolate them.

  d. Assume you can test everyone for HIV before treatment.


9. You’ve been contaminated by blood, what should be one of your first reactions?

  a. Call for help, and wash the affected site with soap and water.

  b. Clean the blood spill.

  c. Sit still and wait for a supervisor.

  d. Open the door and seek help.


10. What percent of the AIDS population was a blood transfusion victim in 1999?

  a. 0.03%

  b. 0.1%

  c. 0.8%

  d. 1%


11. Why is HIV particularly dangerous for older people?

  a. Older people have impaired judgment.

  b. Older people may have a weaker immune system as they age.

  c. Older people don’t use sexual protection.

  d. Older people are unaware of their hygiene.


12. Are employees required to take Hepatitis B vaccinations?

  a. Yes, as it is part of the job.

  b. Yes, because it is expected by OSHA.

  c. No, because you have the choice to accept or decline.

  d. No, because it is unnecessary.


13. Your employer looks at your HIV incident records, is that ok?

  a. Yes, as long as they don’t discriminate.

  b. Yes, as it is part of their job.

  c. No, because it can lead to unwarranted discrimination and fines.

  d. No, because if you don’t have HIV, it doesn’t matter.


14. What is the point of counseling after a contamination incident?

  a. To help you get immediate treatment and advice

  b. To help employers avoid fines

  c. To prevent the spread of the disease

  d. To reduce transmission statistics in the US


15. To qualify as a first aid respondent in the workplace, what does OSHA expect?

  a. For a trained, qualified individual, to assign roles

  b. No expectation, other than good intention

  c. That the first aid respondent have first aid and blood borne training

  d. To have an accreditation or title


16. Are HIV patients allowed to travel freely in or out of the US?

  a. Yes, there are no stipulations.

  b. Yes, but they are still required to declare their illness.

  c. No, they must reside in their state.

  d. No, as other countries do not want HIV entering their country.


17. What is the primary federal law that helps HIV patients with their disability in the US?

  a. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  b. State discrimination laws

  c. Federal anti-discrimination laws

  d. Civil Rights Act


18. If an HIV patient is discriminated against, which of these should not be contacted?

  a. Human Rights Commission

  b. Office of Civil Rights

  c. CDC

  d. Employer


19. To avoid legal/criminal complications, how should sex be handled for an HIV patient?

  a. Partner must be told so they can look out for their well-being

  b. Doesn’t have to be revealed

  c. Only some sex acts can be performed

  d. HIV patients may not have sex


20. How long should you wash your hands?

  a. Minimum 10 seconds

  b. Minimum 20 seconds

  c. Minimum 30 seconds

  d. Minimum 40 seconds


21. What does the CDC recommend in regards to accessories and nails?

  a. It is ok to wear false nails and jewelry.

  b. Nails should be cut short and minimal jewelry worn

  c. It is OK to wear jewelry so long as surrounding area is washed.

  d. Gloves must be worn over jewelry.


22. Why are vaccines recommended for health workers?

  a. Vaccines can help reduce opportunistic infection chances.

  b. Vaccines can protect against all opportunistic infections.

  c. They are not harmful.

  d. It is the law.


23. Which of these is not recommended if you have HIV and want children?

  a. To have sperm washing done

  b. Have unprotected sex

  c. Take anti-retroviral medication

  d. Have a C-section


24. Tuberculosis is a disease that is primarily found in the:

  a. Liver

  b. Lung

  c. Spine

  d. Brain


25. When is tuberculosis contagious?

  a. When the patient is in his/her latent phase.

  b. TB is contagious regardless of phase.

  c. When the patient is in his/her active phase.

  d. TB is not an infectious disease.


26. The WHO proposed four symptoms that medical facilities should prioritize for TB. Which one of these is not one of them?

  a. Night sweats

  b. Fever

  c. Cough

  d. Nausea


27. The WHO is currently prioritizing four risk groups in their fight to control TB. Which one of these is not one of them?

  a. Prisoners

  b. Children

  c. Mothers

  d. Homosexuals


28. When a high risk patient, such as one with HIV, receives a Mantoux skin elevation measurement, what is the positive indication for TB?

  a. 5-10 mms

  b. 15 mms

  c. 20 mms

  d. 25 mms