: Student Sexual Risks Scale
The following self-assessment allows you to evaluate the degree to which you may be at
risk for engaging in behavior that exposes you to HIV. Safer sex means sexual activity that
reduces the risk of transmitting the AIDS virus. Using condoms is an example of safer sex.
Unsafe, risky, or unprotected sex refers to sex without a condom, or to other sexual activity that
might increase the risk of AIDS virus transmission. For each of the following items, circle the
response that best characterizes your option.
A = Agree, U = Undecided, D = Disagree
A, U, D 1.
If my partner wanted me to have unprotected sex, I would probably give in.
A, U, D 2.
The proper use of a condom could enhance sexual pleasure.
A, U, D 3.
I may have had sex with someone who was at risk for HIV/AIDS.
A, U, D 4.
If I were going to have sex, I would take precautions to reduce my risk of
A, U, D 5.
Condoms ruin the natural sex act.
A, U, D 6.
When I think that one of my friends might have sex on a date, I ask him/her if he/she
has a condom.
A, U, D 7.
I am at risk for HIV/AIDS.
A, U, D 8.
I would try to use a condom when I had sex.
A, U, D 9. Condoms interfere with romance.
A, U, D 10. My friends talk a lot about safer sex.
A, U, D 11. If my partner wanted me to participate in risky sex and I said that we needed to be
safer, we would still probably end up having unsafe sex.
A, U, D 12. Generally, I am in favor of using condoms.
A, U, D 13. I would avoid using condoms if at all possible.
A, U, D 14. If a friend knew that I might have sex on a date, he/she would ask me whether I was
carrying a condom.
A, U, D 15. There is a possibility that I have HIV/AIDS.