Know the Risks

Developed with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Know the Risks is an online sexual health and HIV/AIDS screening and prevention education application, created in both English and Spanish language formats. While it was primarily designed for use in waiting rooms or other common areas of diverse clinic settings, because this is a client-directed, stand-alone tool, any setting that supports sexual health education goals (e.g., community centers, residential communities, medical libraries, etc.) may find this application of interest. Based on their answers to a 16-question risk screener, participants are directed to specific interactive educational activities on a variety of sexual health and HIV risk reduction topics including quizzes, education modules, video clips and personal interviews.


A simple two button interface, with audio options, is easily accessible by all users, including those with low literacy or visual impairments.
A multimedia introduction reviews features and how to use the resource--even novice computer users will feel comfortable.
A simple audio-enhanced 16 question screener leads to customized results and learning activity suggestions.
A learning center provides audio-enhanced learning activities designed for general audiences, and several special focus activities.
Activities include video, games, interactive components, and audio-enhanced presentations.
Includes a culturally tailored Spanish language version with telenovella style videos.