Teens ‘are ignorant’ of safe sex to prevent HIV

August 16, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

From the Indian Committee of Youth Organizations newsletter dated August 16, 2009.

Half the world’s teenagers admit to being dangerously ignorant about HIV risks – and many do not use condoms, a study shows.

One in three youngsters apparently do not believe using protection stops the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

The scale of the youth ignorance follows the revelation that half of the world’s new HIV infections are among 15- to 24-year-olds.

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