Acquired Immune Deficiencies


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When your immune system is unable to fight off infection effectively due to something that you contracted from an outside source, what is it called?

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1. What causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and how is it spread?

2. Select the scenario that best describes someone at risk for a weakened immune system.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What are signs, factors and types of acquired immune deficiencies? You will use this quiz/worksheet combo to quickly assess your knowledge of these topics.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • An immune system deficiency contracted from an outside source
  • What HIV leads to
  • Factors that weaken immune systems
  • An infection that takes advantage of a weakened immune system
  • A sign of immune deficiency

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about what acquired immune deficiencies are
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding immune deficiencies and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as antigens and opportunistic infections
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding signs of immune deficiencies

Additional Learning

To learn more about these types of immune deficiencies, review the accompanying lesson called Acquired Immune Deficiencies. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define antigens
  • Explain immune deficiencies
  • Provide examples of acquired immune deficiencies
  • Explore factors of acquired immune deficiencies
  • Detail signs of acquired immune deficiencies