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Are young people in the Philippines taking chances with HIV/AIDS?

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Title: Are young people in the Philippines taking chances with HIV/AIDS?
Authors: Balk, Deborah
LC Subject Headings: Young adults - Sexual behavior - Philippines
AIDS (Disease) - Philippines - Prevention
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Series/Report no.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 40
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.
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Pages/Duration: 4 pages
ISSN: 0891-6683
Appears in Collections:Asia-Pacific Population & Policy

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