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Exhibit 19a: AIDS Risk Knowledge Test (Answers)

Correct Answers are shown by the red "X"
T F T F
  X Most people who transmit the AIDS virus look unhealthy. X   Healthy persons in AIDS risk groups should not donate blood.
X   Anal intercourse is high risk for transmitting the AIDS virus. X   Sharing kitchen utensils or a bathroom with a person with AIDS poses no risk.
X   Oral intercourse carries risk for AIDS virus transmission.   X Injecting drug users become exposed to the AIDS virus because the virus is often contained in heroin, amphetamines, and injected drugs.
X   A person can be exposed to the AIDS virus in one sexual contact.   X A wholesome diet and plenty of sleep will keep a person from becoming exposed to the AIDS virus.
  X Keeping in good physical condition is the best way to prevent exposure to the AIDS virus.   X A cure for AIDS is expected with the next 2 years.
  X It is unwise to touch a person with AIDS.   X It is more important to take precautions against AIDS in large cities than in small cities.
  X Condoms make intercourse completely safe. X   A negative result on the AIDS virus antibody test can occur even for people who carry the virus.
  X Showering after sex greatly reduces the transmission of AIDS. X   A positive result on the AIDS virus antibody test can occur even for people who do not carry the virus.
  X When people become sexually exclusive with each another, they no longer need to follow safe sex guidelines. X   Coughing does not spread AIDS.
  X Oral sex is safe if the partners don't swallow.   X Only receptive (passive) anal intercourse transmits AIDS.
  X Most people who have been exposed to the AIDS virus quickly show symptoms of serious illness.   X Most present cases of AIDS are due to blood transfusions that took place before 1984.
  X By reducing the number of different sexual partners, you are effectively protected from AIDS.   X Most persons exposed to the AIDS virus know they are exposed.
X   The AIDS virus does not penetrate unbroken skin. X   A great deal is now known about how the AIDS virus is transmitted.
  X Female to male transmission of the AIDS virus has not been documented. X   Donating blood carries no AIDS risk for the donor.
X   Sharing toothbrushes and razors can transmit the AIDS virus. X   No cases of AIDS have ever been linked to social (dry) kissing.
X   Pre-ejaculatory fluids carry the AIDS virus. X   Mutual masturbation and body rubbing are low in risk unless the partners have cuts or scratches.
X   Injection drug users are at risk for AIDS when they share needles. X   People who become exposed to the AIDS virus through needle-sharing can transmit the virus to others during sexual activities.
  X A person must have many different sexual partners to be at risk for AIDS.   X The AIDS virus can be transmitted by mosquitoes or cockroaches.
  X People carrying the AIDS virus generally feel quite ill.
X   Vaginal intercourse carries high risk for AIDS virus transmission.
  X Withdrawal immediately before orgasm makes intercourse safe.
  X Persons who are exclusively heretosexual are not at risk for AIDS.

Test used by Kelly et al. 1989.

 

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