MCQ on AIDS

AIDS is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by HIV. The condition significantly affects the body’s ability to fend off infections. If left unchecked, the disease can wreak havoc on the human body, often leaving the infected open to a host of illnesses ranging from tuberculosis and opportunistic infections to tumours.

1. Which of the following is a symptom of AIDS?

  1. Fever
  2. Swollen lymph nodes
  3. Tiredness
  4. All of the above

2. The first ever instance of AIDS was reported in

  1. USA
  2. France
  3. Russia
  4. None of the above

3. HIV parasitizes ____

  1. Y-helper cells
  2. T-helper cells
  3. K-helper cells
  4. None of the above

4. HIV can also spread through

  1. Sharing water
  2. Breathing in infected droplets
  3. Sharing needles
  4. Kissing

5. How many stages of HIV infection exist?

  1. 3
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. No stages

6. HIV is thought to have originated from

  1. Birds
  2. Mosquitos
  3. Chimpanzees
  4. None of the above

7. SIV is the abbreviation of:

  1. Simian immunodeficiency virus
  2. Siluridae immunodeficiency virus
  3. Synodontidae immunodeficiency virus
  4. None of the above

8. In individuals with HIV, opportunistic infections are:

  1. More frequent
  2. Less frequent
  3. Non-existent
  4. None of the above

9. HIV is a _____

  1. Lentivirus
  2. Capripoxvirus
  3. Gallivirus
  4. Papillomavirus

10. Simian immunodeficiency virus is known to affect

  1. non-human primates
  2. Birds
  3. Rabbits
  4. None of the above

Answer key

Question Number

Answer

1

d

2

a

3

b

4

c

5

a

6

c

7

a

8

a

9

a

10

a

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