HIV/Aids

Updated 01 December 2015

Test your HIV/Aids knowledge

World Aids Day is on 1 December and rather than let you read through another alarming list of statistics and facts, take this quick quizz to see if your HIV/Aids knowledge is up to speed.

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There may not be cure for HIV, but there is a way to end the stigma and discrimination that surrounds it.

HIV-related stigma is often fuelled by misconceptions and fear around HIV.

This year, on World AIDS Day on 1 December, the theme is "rethink HIV", that aims to highlight misconceptions and address stigma around being HIV positive. 

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and Aids and to commemorate those who have died.

Did you know World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988? Awareness was slow to develop, then for years the world was in a 'panic', then fatique set in and, now, we're thinking HIV is not a death sentence any more (and it isn't as long as you have access to medication).

But South Africa has to substantially increase its treatment coverage in the next five years to reach UNAids’ target of getting 90% of all HIV-infected people on treatment by 2020.

See if you are one of us, or above the rest, with this HIV/Aids quiz.

Note: if the bar goes green after answering, your answer is correct. If it goes red, you were wrong and the correct answer will be displayed in muted green.


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Sources:Doctors Without Borders (MSF), National Episcopal AIDS Coalition, MG.co.za, Health24.com, Aids.go, UNAids, Avert.org.

 

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Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl qualified at the University of Pretoria before working for an HIV/AIDS NPO in Soweto for many years. She was named one of the Mail & Guardian's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2012.

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