Health Beyond HIV Quiz Answer Key

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  1. While all the strategies below are useful, what is the most important strategy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for people living with HIV? Choose one.
  • Follow a healthy diet, with low intake of refine sugar, processed foods, carbohydrates and sodium.
  • Regularly engage in physical activity.
  • Start and adhere to an antiretroviral medication regimen to minimize inflammation-induced damage to the cardiovascular system.
  1. You can reduce risks associated with which of these medical conditions by taking a vaccine. Check all that apply.
  • Flu
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Mpox
  • Meningitis
  1. Why can people living with HIV be prone to an increased risk of cancer? Choose the one best answer.
  • If CD4 T-cell counts are low, the immune system fails to seek out and destroy early cancer occurrences.
  • Lack of access to cancer screenings and other kinds of health care services
  • There is no vaccine that prevents cancer
  1. According to, what percentage of people with hepatitis C are cured after receiving oral medications?
  • 14%
  • 56%
  • 73%
  • 97%
  1. Which two of these diet choices help to reduce the risk of diabetes?
  • Eating less refined, or added, sugar
  • Eating less protein
  • Eating less processed foods
  • Drinking red wine
  • Drinking coffee