HIV and AIDs: Definition, Statistics & History


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HIV stands for_____, AIDS stands for

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1. Which of the following is not a fluid that transfers the HIV retrovirus?

2. Currently, it is believed that Simian Immunodeficiency Virus was transferred to humans in the 1800s when

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test you on how the virus can spread and manifest. You'll also learn about the historical impact of AIDS coming to the United States, and the state of the disease in the U.S. today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meanings of the acronyms HIV and AIDS
  • How HIV and SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus) can be spread
  • How the proliferation of AIDS in the United States impacted the LGBT community
  • The percentage of people with HIV who don't know they have it

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding HIV infection rates in the U.S. and interpret it correctly
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how people treated the LGBT community at the height of the U.S. AIDS crisis in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how HIV can be transmitted

Additional Learning

To learn more about HIV and AIDS, review the following lesson on the History & Facts of HIV and AIDS. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Trace the development of HIV from SIV in Africa to a global disease
  • Understand how the human body and immune system responds to HIV
  • Know the ways in which HIV can be spread