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CDC: Percentage of High Schoolers Who Have Had Sex Drops to 40 Percent

According to the report, the percentage of young people who have ever had sex has dropped from 48 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017. Additionally, the percentage of youth reporting having four or more sexual partners decreased five percentage points, from 15 percent in 2007 to 9.7 percent in 2017.

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Texas Clinics Possibly Exposed Patients to HIV, Hep C, Say Officials

Officials in Galveston County, Texas, say nearly 10,000 patients of a health clinic may have been exposed to potentially life-threatening viruses including HIV and Hepatitis due to faulty serialization procedures. State and local officials are attempting to determine if any patients were actually infected.

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U.S. Porn Production Temporarily Halted Amid HIV Scare

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the United States porn industry’s leading trade group, is urging the shutdown of all adult film production following concerns that an adult film performer has possibly tested positive for HIV.

November 28, 2013 shows staff members of the Themba Lethu Clinic in Johannesburg, the largest antiretroviral treatment site in the country, posing behind candles commemorating World Aids Day (December 1). South Africa has been hailed as a model for HIV treatment, but some now fear its very success may be …

Since 2010, Refugees Have Not Been Screened for HIV Prior to Arrival in US

Even though all refugees are encouraged to participate in an initial domestic medical screening that does include HIV testing within 90 days of entering the country, no one knows how many HIV positive refugees have arrived in the United States in the subsequent six and a half years, since participation in these screenings is voluntary and a significant percentage of refugees simply choose not to be screened.