Answer true or false to the following statements.

1. Exposure to HIV always leads to infection.

true false

2. HIV is a disease.

true false

3. AIDS stands for "acquired infectious disease syndrome."

true false

4. You can get HIV from a mosquito bite.

true false



1. False - even repeatedly exposed people can remain uninfected.

2. False - HIV is a virus that can lead to a disease - AIDS.

3. False - AIDS stands for "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome."

4. False - you cannot get HIV from a mosquito bite.


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