Survey shows American teens uninformed about HIV
HOUSTON, TX – It seems American teens aren’t talking enough about sex, or at least a serious consequence of it.
A survey by the MAC AIDS Fund produced some surprising, and scary responses.
Teens are majorly lacking HIV IQ points because 88 percent of those who responded said they aren’t at risk for contracting the disease.
Makes sense if you’re using protection, but over 40 percent of teens recently reported not using a condom the last time they had sex.
The scariest stat of all? One in three teens didn’t even know HIV is a sexually transmitted disease.
So what’s the take-away? Knowledge is power, people.