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Survey finds young adults misinformed about HIV

WNYT Staff
Created: November 26, 2019 06:44 PM

Many young adults are misinformed about HIV and how it's transmitted. That's according to a new survey.

Researchers polled nearly 1,600 young adults. They found 41 percent of those born between 1996 and 2010 did not know the basics about the virus.

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More than half of those who are HIV-negative did not report using condoms.

However, most of those who are HIV-positive say they contracted the disease from unprotected sex.

The survey also showed there is still a stigma associated with HIV.

Over a quarter of millennials said they avoid being friends with HIV-positive people.


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