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Prevention & Epidemiology

United Kingdom: Many Students Clueless About Condoms, Says Poll

April 24, 2007

A recent survey of 2,200 university students, conducted on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust and the National Union of Students, found many of the youths are ill-informed about condoms. More than one in 10 cannot put on a condom correctly; 16 percent believe two condoms are safer than one; and more than one-third believe condoms have holes in them large enough for HIV to pass through. "We spend a fortune educating students but leave them ignorant about key issues in their adult lives," said Lisa Power, THT's head of policy. "It's hardly surprising that rates of sexually transmitted infections are soaring."

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Adapted from:
The Guardian (London)
4.24.2007


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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