HIV/AIDS Awareness for Florida Healthcare Professionals

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1. Which bodily fluid transmits HIV?

  a. Urine

  b. Feces

  c. Semen

  d. Saliva


2. How does HIV survive in a human host?

  a. HIV cannot be killed by the body.

  b. HIV uses CD4 cells to reproduce.

  c. HIV outcompetes other organisms.

  d. HIV uses a special viral envelope.


3. What is a rapid HIV test?

  a. Blood is tested against stored samples.

  b. Test involving urine

  c. Private at home test which is sent to a lab later

  d. Tests blood or saliva and confirms HIV status in 20 minutes


4. What is the only 100% way to prevent HIV?

  a. Abstinence

  b. Condom use

  c. Birth control

  d. Spermicide


5. Which group is estimated to total 42% of the living Florida HIV population?

  a. Hispanic

  b. Black

  c. Caucasian

  d. Islander


6. Which of these would not be an appropriate way to discuss the HIV status of a patient?

  a. Discussing the patient’s case with another medical worker

  b. In a life or death emergency, you reveal information to help the patient

  c. Reporting a STI to the health department

  d. Discussing the HIV status of a patient with a friend


7. What is a pharmacokinetic enhancer?

  a. Decreases viral loads in the body

  b. Boosts the effectiveness of HIV medication

  c. Relieves fatigue and nausea symptoms

  d. Provides immunity to HIV infection


8. At what point would HIV be in its “window phase” of infection?

  a. 1st week

  b. 3rd week

  c. 5th week

  d. 6th-12th week


9. Which of these is a recommended way for someone with HIV to reveal their status to another person?

  a. Through client referral (Patient calls the person.)

  b. Contract referral (Patient signs a contact with hospital, and in the event that it is not done, the medical provider provides the contact.)

  c. Through provider referral (Patient may have a medical professional or the health department call on his or her behalf.)

  d. All of the above


10. Is it ok for two people with HIV to continue having unprotected sex?

  a. As long as they consent.

  b. No, they may increase each other’s viral loads.

  c. Yes, as they are already infected.

  d. Medical providers should stay away from sexual topics.