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World Aids Day: How Much Do You Really Know about AIDS? Take Quiz and Find Out!

World AIDS Day. December 1. 10 years ago I was an English assistant at a high school in Aix-en-Provence, France. I was teaching conversational English and I always wanted to make my lessons meaningful to my students. The week of World AIDS Day I decided to create a multiple choice quiz to test the students’ knowledge on AIDS. Of course, it was also meant to teach them the facts about AIDS because I suspected they didn’t know fact from fiction.

Here are the type of questions I asked the students. 10 years later, I suspect that there are still a lot of misconceptions with regards to AIDS, so I’m inviting you to take the multiple choice quiz and test your knowledge!


After you’ve taken the quiz, leave a comment and share how many you got right! (Answers below, no peeking!) 

1. What causes AIDS? 

a. a parasite

b. HIV

c. TB

d. a mosquito


2. Which one of these IS  a way to become infected with HIV/AIDS? 

a. hugging

b. sharing a toilet

c. shaking hands

d. sharing needles


3. Which one of these IS NOT a way to become infected with HIV/AIDS? 

a. breastfeeding

b. unprotected sex

c. sharing a cup

d. blood transfusion


4. Approximately how many people are living with HIV/AIDS in the world? 

a. 75 million

b. 12 million

c. 35 million

d. 1 billion


5. Approximately how many children are living with HIV/AIDS in the world today? 

a. 10.5 million

b. 5.2  million

c. 3.5 million

d. 1.5 million


6. Is there a cure for HIV/AIDS? 

a. Yes, surgery.

b. No

c. yes, chemotherapy

d. not yet


7. Where in the world are most of the HIV/AIDs cases? 

a. Asia

b. Latin America

c. Sub-Saharan Africa

d. Eastern Europe


8. What does HIV stand for? 

a. Human intellectual-deficiency virus

b. Human immuno-deficiency virus

c. Human incurable virus

d. Human immunological virus


9. Is there a treatment for HIV/AIDS?

a. Not yet

b. vaccine

c. chemotherapy

d.  anti-retroviral drugs


10. Approximately how many people have died from HIV/AIDS since it was discovered? 

a. 10 million

b. 100 million

c. 40 million

d. 75 million


Did you think this was easy or hard? Here are the answers:

1. B, 2. D, 3.C, 4. C, 5. C, 6. B or D, 7. c, 8. B, 9. D, 10. C


For more facts and infromation on HIV/AIDs please visit the WHO website. 

How did you do? How many questions did answer correctly? Share below! 

Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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