HIV and Aging Quiz Answer Key

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  1. What percentage of persons living with HIV in Illinois are aged 50 or older?
  1. 26%
  2. 17%
  3. 32%
  4. 45%
  1. Persons aged 50 and older with HIV can live longer now than at the beginning of the HIV epidemic primarily because of:
  1. Safe sex practices
  2. Better nutrition
  3. Advances in HIV medication therapy
  1. For persons aged 50 and older, what action most directly helps to achieve viral suppression – a low or undetectable amount of HIV in the blood?
  1. Antiretroviral therapy (ART)
  2. Treatment as prevention
  3. PrEP
  1. Why is it important for adults aged 50 and older to discuss getting tested for HIV with their doctor when they don’t feel well?
  1. Health care providers may not always think to test older persons for HIV because they are considered at low risk of getting HIV.
  2. Signs of HIV may be mistaken for symptoms of aging or of age-related conditions. Consequently, testing to diagnose the condition may not include HIV testing.
  3. If testing is delayed, HIV is more likely to progress to AIDS and lead to a poorer prognosis and shorter survival time.
  4. All of the above.
  1. In Illinois, what percentage of HIV diagnoses among persons aged 50 or older are “late diagnoses” – HIV is diagnosed when the individual has late-stage HIV, or AIDS?
  1. 8%
  2. 12%
  3. 28%
  4. 14%
  1. Of those aged 50 and older who stay in care, 4 of 5 of them do what?
  1. Participate in support groups
  2. Achieve viral suppression – a low or undetectable amount of HIV in the blood
  3. Receive mental health care