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Social Work Practice with Clients Impacted by HIV/AIDS

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1.  How many Americans have HIV and do not know it?
  1. 1 in 3
  2. 1 in 4
  3. 1 in 5
  4. 1 in 6
2.  Which of the following is not a way HIV can be transmitted?
  1. Through unprotected sex
  2. By sharing a drinking straw
  3. From mother to newborn
  4. Via a used needle
3.  How often does HIV research and new information occur?
  1. On an ongoing basis
  2. Once per year
  3. Every five years
  4. Every ten years
4.  Which of the following may be a reason why a transgender person may be exposed to HIV?
  1. They are transgender
  2. Transgender people are also gay and the rate of transmission for gay people is high
  3. They may be more likely to become sex workers due to discrimination in legal job fields
  4. They got HIV and then became transgender
5.  How common is female to female transmission of HIV?
  1. Very uncommon
  2. As common as male to female transmission
  3. As common as male to male transmission
  4. More common than any other type of transmission
6.  Why is someone homeless more likely to become HIV positive?
  1. They are dirty
  2. They have less access to healthcare
  3. They are uneducated about HIV
  4. They want to get HIV
7.  Why might a social worker accidentally discriminate against a client with HIV?
  1. They have never had a client with HIV before
  2. They are distracted during a session
  3. They are considering retiring from the profession
  4. They are active in the HIV healthcare community
8.  Which of the following ways might a social worker be harming a client with HIV?
  1. Giving feedback
  2. Offering support
  3. Telling the client what to do
  4. Listening attentively
9.  Which of the following would be a discriminatory question?
  1. How are you feeling today?
  2. How many of your friends have HIV?
  3. How is your dating life going?
  4. How can I help you?
10.  How often should a social worker educate themselves on laws about duty to warn?
  1. Every 3 months
  2. Every 6 months
  3. Every 12 months
  4. Before each session with an HIV+ client
11.  Which of the following is someone with HIV NOT likely to experience?
  1. Stigma
  2. Discrimination
  3. Shame
  4. Praise
12.  According to the most recent CDC statistics, the rate of estimated HIV infection in African Americans/Blacks was almost _________ times that of White Americans.
  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 8
13.  Which of the following factors contributes to higher rates of HIV among African Americans/Blacks?
  1. Stigma of HIV and testing
  2. Poverty
  3. Tendency to have sex with members of the same race
  4. All of the above
14.  Which of the following factors affect the health of well-being of gay and bisexual men and may prevent them from seeking and recieving high quality health services, including HIV testing, teating, and other preventive services?
  1. Stigma
  2. Homophobia
  3. Discrimination
  4. All of the above
15.  In which of the following states is a social worker legally required to let a client know that they are going to be exposed to HIV/AIDS?
  1. Mississippi
  2. Georgia
  3. California
  4. Nevada
16.  The impact of _________ can lead a HIV+ client to questioning every previous choice ever made (especially if they are uncertain how they became infected).
  1. Discrimination
  2. Shame
  3. Stigma
  4. Guilt
17.  What is one thing that social workers can do on their own to enhance their practice with clients who are impacted by HIV/AIDS?
  1. Learn about HIV/AIDS and continue to update themselves on the latest medications, laws, and media related to HIV/AIDS
  2. Take a one-time course on HIV/AIDS
  3. Refuse to learn about HIV/AIDS because it is unlikely that they will work with clients impacted HIV/AIDS
  4. None of the above
18.  When working with HIV positive clients social workers must recognize that clients may not be consistent with their medication regimen due to:
  1. Cost
  2. Unwanted side effects
  3. Both A & B
  4. None of the above
19.  How often might HIV trauma occur?
  1. On an ongoing basis
  2. Only at the time of diagnosis
  3. Only when taking medication
  4. Every ten years
20.  When working with HIV positive clients to identify social supports social workers should do the following:
  1. Remember that social supports must be the client’s family only
  2. Remember that social supports should not be the client’s “chosen family”
  3. Not encourage a client to share their HIV status without significant conversations and planning as sharing can lead to harm within the relationship
  4. None of the above
21.  Individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS are likely to experience:
  1. Trauma
  2. PTSD
  3. Both A and B
  4. None of the above
22.  When working with clients impacted by HIV/AIDS social workers should assess those clients for which of the following?
  1. Safety and suicidality
  2. Depression
  3. Legal issues, such as filing a police report
  4. All of the above
23.  How often should a social worker consider whether their client is experiencing trauma due to their HIV status?
  1. Every 3 months
  2. Every 6 months
  3. Every 12 months
  4. During each session with an HIV+ client
24.  Clients impacted by HIV/AIDS often experience PTSD symptoms that look like which of the following?
  1. Fear of leaving home
  2. Fear of socializing
  3. Anxiety about who in their workplace in access their records
  4. All of the above
25.  When identifying community resources for clients who are impacted by HIV/AIDS social workers should:
  1. Consider what the client’s community offers
  2. Have knowledge of what services are available and the application/qualification processes
  3. Consider the client’s ability to access the resources/resources accessibility
  4. All of the above
26.  HIV is mainly spread:
  1. Blood transfusion and organ/tissue transplants
  2. At birth to newborns when the mother is HIV+
  3. Via unprotected sex and/or sharing needs with someone HIV+
  4. All of the above
27.  Lymphocytes are:
  1. A sub-category of erythrocytes involved in adaptive immune responses
  2. Responsible for managing both adaptive and cell-mediated immune responses
  3. Responsible for mass-producing antigen
  4. None of the above
28.  In general, an adult in good health who is not infected with HIV has approximately how many CD4+ T cells per cubic millimeter of blood?
  1. 200-500
  2. 800-1200
  3. 1500-2000
29.  According the CDC classification system, an HIV-infected adult is classified with AIDS when present with:
  1. No symptoms and a CD4+ T-cell count of 185/mm³
  2. No symptoms and a CD4+ T-cell count of 500/mm³
  3. Persistent generalized lymphadenopathy and a CD4+ T-cell count of 250/mm³
  4. Oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush) a CD4+ T-cell count of 325/mm³
30.  Antiretroviral drugs designed to suppress HIV do so by:
  1. Preventing viral replication or entry to cell
  2. Attacking HIV antibodies
  3. Suppressing B-cell activity
  4. Combination of any of the above
31.  According to the CDC, blacks/African Americans most recently account for ____% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States:
  1. 2%
  2. 27%
  3. 42%
  4. 72%
32.  Alcohol-based hand sanitizers effective for hand hygiene must contain the following active ingredients:
  1. 60% methanol
  2. 60% ethanol
  3. 70% isopropanol
  4. Both B & C
33.  Disinfectants qualified against COVID-19 include:
  1. Any alcohol-based product
  2. Any EPA registered disinfectant
  3. Any hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectant
  4. None of the above
34.  With regard to screening for HIV:
  1. Any patient exhibiting signs or symptoms of HIV is required to be screened
  2. Requires signed consent on the part of the patient
  3. Is associated with opt-out options on the part of the patient
  4. All of the above
35.  ___________________ is the single most important thing that can be done to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
  1. Hand Hygiene
  2. Face Masks
  3. Face Shields
  4. Disinfecting
36.  _______________ represent the minimum precautions applicable to all patients in any type of setting and they have been around since 1996 and outline the use of things like PPE like masks and gloves, hand hygiene, disinfecting, waste removal, and cough etiquette which are relevant to the scope of practice of many different health care professionals.
  1. Universal Precautions
  2. Body Substance Isolation
  3. Standard Precautions
  4. Personal Precautions
37.  Drugs designed to treat HIV/AIDS are referred to as:
  1. Antiretroviral Drugs
  2. Antibiotics
  3. Ace Inhibitors
  4. None of the Above
38.  HIV is less commonly spread/transmitted by:
  1. A bite
  2. Breast feeding
  3. Blood transfusions
  4. All of the above
39.  According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDs at the end of 2019 approximately ____________ people were living with HIV.
  1. 25 million
  2. 65 million
  3. 40 million
  4. 250 million
40.  Which of the following may happen to someone who is perceived to have HIV or AIDS (based on sexuality, appearance, behaviors, or any random rumor) regardless of if they actually have HIV or AIDS?
  1. Discrimination
  2. Shame
  3. Guilt
  4. Stigma