20% of young adults in Taiwan have had sex with strangers: survey

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-10-14
By: Central News Agency

Approximately 20 percent of young adults in Taiwan have had sex with strangers or people they do 6774631not remember, exposing themselves to the risk of HIV infection, according to a survey released Friday by the Taiwan AIDS Society.

The survey found that 77 percent of young people engage in sexual activity while on vacation.

While 19.4 percent have had sex with sex partners other than their girlfriends or boyfriends, 8.7 percent have had sex with someone they met that same day, and 10.1 percent do not remember afterwards with whom they have had sex.

Also, 51.7 percent did not use condoms, revealed the survey, which was conducted between late September and Oct. 4 among 1,036 students aged 18-25 in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan, Taichung, Tainan and Kaohsiung. According to Lin Hsi-hsun, president of the Taiwan AIDS Society, the number of people in Taiwan known to have HIV had exceeded 33,000 as of September, of which 50 percent were aged under 30.     [FULL  STORY]

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