"Safer sex" and "safer drug use" are inevitable in the prevention of HIV and other infections. What do you know about safe condom use and cleaning of syringes? What do you know about accidents with used needles? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

Source: Stover, H., Trautmann, F. (2001) Risk reduction for drug users in prison. Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands.

1) Cleaning syringes with the bleach and iodine is one hundred percent safe?


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2) If you are afraid that the condom might tear, it is better to use two condoms over each other?


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3) Bleach that is older than two years is no longer safe for cleaning syringes?


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4) When cleaning syringes with bleach, the syringe must be shaken once and the bleach squeezed out through the needle?


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5) If you accidentally prick yourself on a used needle, the wound must be sucked out?


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6) When bolling syringes, only the needle needs to be boiled?


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7) During foreplay, the use of a condom is not necessary?


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8) When bolling syringes, the water must boil for at least 15 minutes?


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9) When a condom is used, the penis must be withdrawn immediately after ejaculation?


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10) With anal sex, where the penis penetrates the anus, an extra-strong condom is necessary?


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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.