Young people less and less well informed
While 13% of those questioned think that it is possible to know if a person is HIV-positive just by observing them, 33% of the young people questioned believe they are poorly informed about AIDS, 22 points more than in 2009. And this lack of information has consequences: young people do not necessarily feel at risk when only a third of them say they have used a condom during sexual intercourse.
“It happened to me to have a one-night stand and not to put on a condom”, confirms a young woman interviewed by Europe 1. “Besides, I regretted it immediately after.” “It is true that one has the impression that one does not risk anything, I do not know anyone of my age, of my generation, who has something like that”, launches another. And if 41% of young people think that there is less contamination in their age group, the reality is quite different. In 2019, 15-24 people still represented 13% of new infections, a stable figure.
In total, 173,000 people are living with HIV in France and 24,000 are still unaware of their HIV status. But these figures may be underestimated, since in 2020 the coronavirus health crisis reduced the number of screenings by 10%.
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