Monday, December 1, 2008

The Black Woman’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Quiz

This HIV/AIDS Awareness Quiz was designed by infidelity expert Ruth Houston to help Black women identify the gaps in their knowledge and behavior in their lifestyles which put them at risk for HIV/AIDS.

The quiz will help them pinpoint any changes they need to make in order to safeguard their health.

Does your lifestyle put you at risk for HIV/AIDS? Are you in danger of becoming an HIV/AIDS statistic because of something you don’t know?

Before you say “no,” take this Black Woman’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Quiz for World AIDS Day. You might be surprised to find out just how vulnerable you really are.

1. Do you know your HIV status?

2. Do you know the HIV status of your husband, boyfriend, or current sex partner(s)?

3. Do you know the HIV status of the ex partners you’ve had in the past?

4. Do you know your sex partner’s sexual history?

5. Do you know your sex partner’s true sexual orientation?

6. If you’re sexually active, do you always insist on a condom?

7. Do you still think of AIDS as a gay white male disease?

8. Are you aware that almost 70% of newly diagnosed HIV positive women are Black?

9. Are you aware that Black women are 33 times more likely than white women to be living with HIV/AIDS?

10. Do you know how to tell if your husband or boyfriend is on the down low?

11. Do you take it for granted that you’re in a monogamous relationship?

12. If your husband or boyfriend is cheating, has it occurred to you that his partner might actually be another man?

13. Do you feel you don’t have to worry about contracting HIV/AIDS because you’re married or in a committed relationship?

14. Do you believe you can tell whether or not a man is HIV positive just by looking at him?

15. Are you aware that as a Black woman, you are in the highest risk category for HIV/AIDS?

16. Are you aware that HIV/AIDS is the leading killer of Black women, ages 25-34?

17. Have you ever considered the possibility that you could be a victim of same-sex infidelity?

18. Do you believe a down low brother can be identified by the way he looks, acts, dresses or talks?

19. Are you aware that unprotected sex with an HIV positive man is the most common way for Black women to become infected with HIV?

20. Are you aware that the majority of Black men who are HIV positive have no idea they are infected?

21. Are you aware that exposure to another sexually-transmitted disease like gonorrhea, syphilis, or chlamydia can increase your risk of getting HIV?

22. Are you aware that Blacks with AIDS have shorter life spans than people of other races who have HIV?

23. Are you aware that there is NO CURE for HIV/AIDS?

24. Are you aware that early treatment of HIV/AIDS can keep the disease from turning into full blown AIDS?

25. Are you aware that ignorance about HIV/AIDS invites infection?

© copyright 2008 Ruth Houston, founder of and

Answer Key:

The correct answer for numbers 7,11,13,14,and 18 is no. All other answers should be yes. Realize that even one wrong answer can put you at risk for HIV/AIDS. The more wrong answers you have, the more at risk you are for contracting HIV/AIDS, simply because of something you may not know.

Ignorance invites infection. Educate yourself about HIV/AIDS. Share this Black Woman's HIV/AIDS Awareness Quiz with your female friends and relatives. By becoming more knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS and how it’s transmitted, and making a few changes in your lifestyle, you can avoid becoming another HIV/AIDS statistic.

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Compiled by infidelity expert Ruth Houston, the Down Low Dozen Tip sheet is a FREE 2-part tip sheet which describes a discreet 3-step method Black women can use to find out if their husbands or boyfriends are on the “down low,” or engaging in same sex infidelity.

Part 1 tells what signs to look for and what questions to ask. Part 2 of the Down Low Dozen tip sheet provides practical advice on what to do if you find out your husband or boyfriend is on the down low, how to confront him about his down low status, additional questions to ask, precautions to take, and how to find places to get help. Get a FREE copy by e-mailing with DL Dozen-bw in the subject line. If your man is on the down low, you can’t afford to be the last to know.

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