HIV & AIDS Here’s question three in our lead-up to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1.

Remember when you answer each day’s HIV/AIDS question correctly, you are eligible to win a free CD – your choice of either Portable Sounds by tobyMac or Beyond Measure by Jeremy Camp. We’ll randomly choose a winner each day from the correct answers.


The answer to yesterday’s question is 72 percent.

Of the more than 2 million deaths worldwide in 2007 caused by AIDS, 72 percent of those occurred in sub-Saharan Africa.

That statistic shows the devastating toll AIDS is taking on the continent of Africa.

Source: 2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic,Executive Summary, pp. 5, 18, http://www.unaids.org

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  1. Nov 11, 2009
    at 2:04 am

    The answer would be yes. But a person with HIV does not always have AIDS.

  2. Nov 11, 2009
    at 4:51 am

    Yes, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, so a person with AIDS always has HIV.

  3. Adam Forwood
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 5:51 am

    I’m not sure, but I think false. HIV can cause AIDS, but I’m not sure if there are other causes.

  4. Amy Wallace
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 6:21 am

    I’m going to say false

  5. Nov 11, 2009
    at 7:44 am

    True, but someone with HIV doesn’t always have AIDS.

  6. Amanda
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 8:06 am

    The answer is yes.

  7. Nov 11, 2009
    at 8:24 am

    False. As HIV progresses, it becomes AIDS.

  8. Jennifer
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 11:48 am

    I’m going to say false..

  9. Stef
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 11:49 am

    Yes. You can have HIV and not AIDs, but you will have HIV forever one infected.

  10. Heather T
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 12:11 pm

    True, but like others have said, someone can be HIV+ but not have AIDS.

  11. Candy
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 12:47 pm

    Yes. Although the reverse is not true.

  12. Jenny
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 1:40 pm

    False. The progression of HIV causes the virus to become AIDS. One cannot have both at the same time.

  13. Nov 11, 2009
    at 3:47 pm

    Yes – it can take years to develop AIDS after you have the HIV virus.

  14. stdslove
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 8:31 pm

    We need HIV/AIDS education. It’s very important!! CDC has granted CSU $1.9M for HIV/AIDS education.
    The number of members on the largest HIV dating&support site == Positivefish.com has reached 500,000 members
    OMG! Why so many guys and girls on the site are very sexy? Why so many people are infected by HIV? There is no
    doubt that we need SEX-ED

  15. Katie
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 9:30 pm

    Yes, that is true.

  16. Jenny
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 10:26 pm

    True.

    HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS is diagnosed when T cells are below a certain level.

  17. Milagros
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 10:48 pm

    The answer is YES actually AIDS is developed because of the presence of the HIV in the blood of the people

  18. Sara Benson
    Nov 11, 2009
    at 11:28 pm

    True. HIV leads to AIDS.

  19. Nov 12, 2009
    at 12:16 pm

    The answer is yes, and our winner is Heather T.

    Congratulations Heather.

    A person with AIDS always has HIV. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

    A person may have HIV for many years without developing AIDS. An HIV-positive person is considered to have AIDS only when his or her white blood cell (CD4) count drops below the 200-350 range. In fact, until then, a person with HIV may not show symptoms of the infection.

    However, an HIV-infected person is still able to transmit the disease to others and may develop AIDS at any time.

  20. B.k
    Apr 16, 2010
    at 4:23 am

    Why would u want to know

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