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The probe states that 83% of young people are aware of HIV through social networks

According to a survey conducted by the National Institute of Youth (Injuv) and presented to U. Andrés Bell, the main information platform for young people about HIV comes from the digital world: 83% are reported from social networks, while 71% do it on the Internet pages.

Within the "Carnival Prevention" activity, the National Institute for Youth has released its latest research on risk perception, SPI and HIV at Andrés Bello University.

One of the main data being studied is that it is the main source of information for young people in the field of HIV in the digital world: 83% are reported from social networks, while 71% do it on the Internet. Following are health professionals (71%), friends 39% and relatives 37%.

In addition, 54% of young respondents agreed to feel more comfortable anonymous to ask questions about HIV.

According to National Director Inju, Mirko Salfate, "young people have no prejudice against HIV testing or against the use of condoms, but on the contrary: they are seeking and wanting to access this public offer. In this regard, it is important to have extraterrestrial politics and get closer to those in whom young people in their media and platforms, which means that we take social networks as an effective communication strategy with young people so that we can simultaneously bring quality information to their environment. "

Condutas de protección

As far as the behavior of young people is concerned, it is clear that only six out of ten respondents agree with the statement "In my immediate environment we talk about the risks associated with sexually transmitted infections", while 56% agree that "My friends are protecting from sexually portable infections ". Finally, only 37% agree that "most of my close friends are tested on HIV."

While 20% of young people would agree on sex without protection if they do not have condoms.

Undersecretary of the Mins Healthcare Network, Luis Castillo, said that "according to the latest report, 54,957 primary health care tests were conducted, of which 562 were reactive, and in this context, we invite young people to do this, using the benefits of available strategies, primary health care centers, and in exceptional cases such as Mobile HIV Test, where we expect more than 1,200 tests to be performed during these two days. "

Regarding self-assessment of sexual health care, young people, on average, put note 6.3 on their self-care. In addition, 9 out of 10 young people reported sexually transmitted infections (92%) and HIV (93%). However, when assessing their level of knowledge, they give an average of 5.3 for HIV and 5.2 for ITS. Then, when it comes to access to information, the rating is reduced to 5.1 in the case of HIV and 5.0 on ITS.

Promote care

In addition, an agreement was signed between UNAB and Injuva to promote care and prevention in topics such as HIV / SPI, suicide / mental health, child abuse and child abuse / internet abuse.

In parallel with the ceremony and in the heart of Avenida Republic, tests on HIV were conducted, completely confidential.

"Our Social Welfare Department has developed the HIV / AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections Prevention and Control Program (ITS), which will conduct various activities throughout the year in three strategic areas: awareness, education and participation in all campuses of our home of permanent studies, such as seminars, operatives, interviews, among other things, "explained Vicente Cáceres, General Director of Student Development at UNAB.

The authorities added that "this call and agreement with INJUV is very important because it is a risk group between 15 and 25 years, which is a group we serve as an educational institution, so we have to take that reality"

Rector Julio Castro said that "as a society we can not ignore the fact that the rate of new cases diagnosed in Chile increased by 96% from 2010 to 2017. As a university we have an important role, so we have a significant role. prevention and self-help, where our students will have the ability to apply fast-paced HIV tests in all UNAB camps and campuses during the month of April. "

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