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Title: Are young people in the Philippines taking chances with HIV/AIDS? 
Author: Balk, Deborah
Date: 1997
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Abstract: A national Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS-II), conducted in 1994, contributes to the information available on risk factors that could produce a serious HIV/AIDS epidemic among young people in the Philippines. A substantial minority of young men (age 15 to 24) reported premarital and extramarital sexual activity, including visits to commercial sex workers. This activity, combined with extremely low levels of condom use, puts young men at a heightened risk of HIV infection. Young women, who appear to be taking fewer chances, are primarily at risk through the premarital and extramarital activities of their sexual partners.
Series/Report No.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 40
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0891-6683
LC Subject Headings: Young adults - Sexual behavior - Philippines
AIDS (Disease) - Philippines - Prevention

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  • Asia-Pacific Population & Policy [69]
    Asia-Pacific Population & Policy is a four-page policy brief, issued quarterly, that summarizes research on population and reproductive health for policymakers and others concerned with the Asia-Pacific region.


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