Sweden Pushes Condom Use as Study Hints Risky Sex Common
May 18, 2010
Sweden has launched a campaign to halve new HIV infections by 2016 -- just as a new study finds a disconnect between Swedish youths' sexual behavior and their perception of risk.
In an online poll of 4,714 Swedes ages 15-24, just over half reporting casual sex said they always used a condom, according to the National Board of Health and Welfare's report. Among the youth polled, 40 percent lacked accurate information about how HIV is transmitted, and only 7 percent believed they were at high risk of HIV.
Agence France Presse
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