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20.7% of gay teenagers in the Metropolitan Region never use condoms and 6% have HIV

Movilh and the Ministry of Health today released the results of the First Survey of Loving, Sexual, and Erotic Behavior of Men with Male Sex, which produced alarming figures about the protection mechanisms used by young people in the Metropolitan Region from 15 and 29 years.

This is the first survey on this issue, as well as the most massive survey applied to the sexual diversity population, because 1,216 young people participated in this study, donating their RUTs as a mechanism to validate their responses.

This survey was applied to 1,216 young people, of which 9.9% said they were bisexual; 2% pansexual and 87.7% gay. They are included in all socio-economic strata.

The majority of young people, 67.4%, live with siblings, 12% with their partners, 8.1% with friends and 4.9% only. 81.1% had no partners, while 1.2% said they had children.

Those who held politics today said they did not use condoms with their partners because of "I believe" (19.4%) or because "we both took HIV tests and we were negative" (20.1%). 21.7% said they always use condoms with their partners.

Meanwhile, among the reasons for not using condoms with men who are not partners is the fact that "not achieving to get it" (39.6%), for "irresponsibility" (13.3%), for "lack of money to buy it "(12.9%), because" I don't know I have to use it "(3.9%) and because" I don't know where to get it "(3.3%). 30.2% said they "always use condoms", with someone who is not their partner.

In the last 12 months only 28.6% of condoms were "always used"; 31.8%, "most of the time", and 18.9% only "sometimes". 20.7% said that they "never" used condoms.

During sexual practices that imply infidelity, 25% said they always used condoms and 18.5% "sometimes" and 3.6%, "never". In contrast, 52.9% said they never had sex with other people when they were in a relationship.
In addition, 71% said they had taken an HIV test versus 28% that had never been done. 6% admit that the results are seropositive.

5.2% believe that last year he suffered from "syphilis"; 3.5%, gonorrhea; 3.8%, condyloma; 3%, candidiasis. 81.6% did not have a problem.

In addition, 63.4% stated that they had never had PMS, while of the total of those who had suffered from PMS, 6.3% indicated that they did not undergo any type of treatment.

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