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1.     How was Kimberly Bergalis infected with HIV?
     by her dentist while having teeth extracted
2.     How long did it take for Kimberly Bergalis to become symptomatic?
     4 weeks
3.     How long does it usually take for a person to become symptomatic after being infected with HIV?
     6-8 years
4.     According to the CDC, 1 in every ___________ Americans now has the HIV virus.
     250
5.     For what does the acronym AIDS stand?
     Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
6.     The rate of reproduction for this disease is ____________ times faster than it is for any other type of viral replication.
     1000
7.     People do not die of AIDS, they die of the viruses that infect the body and cannot be defended against because of the immune deficiency. True or false?
     true
8.     What is the most common virus that infects AIDS patients?
     Pneumosistis Pneumonia
9.     Researchers have concluded that the way humans first encountered the AIDS virus was that a man was bitten by an African green monkey. True or false?
     false
10.     In what year was a test available for the testing of donated blood for the HIV virus?
     1985
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