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close this bookSchool Health Education to Prevent AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) : Students' Activities (UNESCO - WHO, 1994, 79 p.)
close this folderUnit 1: Basic Knowledge on HIV/AIDS/STD
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What is your risk?


Since there is no vaccine or cure for HIV/AIDS, it is important for you to know how you can get HIV. This will help you to know which things are risky and should be avoided, and which things are not.


1. Read the section called “Risk levels”

2. In each of the boxes beside the activities put:

NR = No Risk or LR = Low Risk or HR = High Risk

Risk Levels
NR No risk of getting HIV/AIDS-there is no exchange of blood, male semen or female vaginal secretions
LR Low risk of getting HIV/AIDS - there is a slight possibility of exchange of blood, semen or vaginal secretions
HR High risk of getting HIV/AIDS - there is a strong possibility of exchange of blood, male semen or female vaginal secretions


Kissing (dry kissing)


Going to school with an HIV-infected person


Having sex using the same condom more than once


Cutting the skin with a knife used by others


Using toilets in a public washroom.


Sharing needles for injection drug use


Being bitten by a mosquito


Touching or comforting someone living with AIDS


Swimming with an HIV-infected person


Giving blood


Having sex without a condom


Sharing needles for ear-piercing or tattooing


Having sex using a condom properly


Having oral sex (without semen in the mouth)


Abstaining from sexual intercourse


Eating food prepared by an HIV-infected person

What is your risk?

To avoid HIV/STD it is very important for you to find out your own personal risk. To do this, look at the risky activities above and consider if you have done any of them in the past. Think about where you would put an “X” on the line below to show what risk you have of getting HIV/AIDS/STD.


Do you think your risk of getting HIV will change as you get older? If yes, why and how?