Sexually Transmitted Infections Epidemic: Is Sex Education the Answer?

Sexually Transmitted Infections Epidemic: Is Sex Education the Answer?

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Sexually Transmitted Infections Epidemic: Is Sex Education the Answer?

That was a rhetorical question!! A community based sexual health group has raised the alarm about the level of risky sexual behaviour among young people, saying ignorance on the subject could make young Australians vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Alischa Ross, the founder of Youth Empowerment Against HIV AIDS – YEAH - says her group sends volunteers into schools and public events such as music festivals to educate young people about safe sex. There has been a 20 per cent increase in the rate of infection among young people in the last three years, with chlamydia and gonorrhoea among the biggest culprits. Ms Ross says the trend points to more risky behaviour and widespread complacency. Ross says although HIV is not a huge problem in Australia, it will become more of an issue in the near future, looking at the trends of HIV and what we’ve seen happen worldwide for the last 30 years, is that where there are high incidents of Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV follows D★D  READ MORE

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Created: Dec 12 2011 at 05:38:31 PM
Updated: Dec 12 2011 at 05:38:31 PM
Category: Sexuality
Language: English

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