Can you get AIDS form eating from somebody else's plate? It is dangerous if you pick yourself with a used syringe?
What has the hepatitis C virus to do with AIDS? In short, what do you know about health risks? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Based on: "Rate You Risks" Mainline Magazine (1997) English, Italian and German edition. Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands.
Source: Stover, H., Trautmann, F. (2001) Risk reduction for drug users in prison. Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands.

1) Water and soap kill the hepatitis B virus when cleaning a syringe.


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2) More than half of all injecting drug users are infected with the hepatitis C virus.


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3) Accidentally pricking yourself on a used needle is not dangerous.


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4) HIV is more infectious than the hepatitis B virus.


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5) By using the knife and fork of an AIDS patient, you can catch HIV yourself.


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6) Breathing-in someone else's cough is enough to get infected with tuberculosis


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7) Only someone with active hepatitis B can infect others with the hepatitis B virus


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8) After having been bitten by someone else, you could be infected with the hepatitis B virus


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9) Most drug users with HIV are also infected with the hepatitis C virus?


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10) The risks of catching an infectious disease are greather for people who work in prison?


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0-5 points - Your knowledge of health risks is inadequate. This is dangeorus situation. Your lack of awareness could result in your becoming
infected by a dangerous, even life-threatening virus.

6-8 points - Your knowledge of health risks is pretty good but not quite good enough.

9-10 points - You are well informed aobout health risks. If you combine your know-how with safe behaviour, the risk of infection due to personal
wrongdoing or negligence on your part is very small.