Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

THAILAND: Survey Shows Many Youngsters Not Practicing Safe Sex


The Nation (Bangkok) (02.10.12) - Friday, February 10, 2012

A recent survey of 1,014 young people in Bangkok indicates 31 percent have been sexually active. Of the 12- to 24-year-olds polled, some boys reported having had their first sexual experience at age 12, while the youngest for girls was 13. Just 53.2 percent of sexually active young people surveyed used condoms. The Public Health Ministry and Suan Dusit Rajabhat University collaborated on the study as part of broad efforts to control the spread of STDs in Thailand. Dr. Pornthep Siriwanarangsan, director-general of the ministry's Disease Control Department, said plans are underway to launch a new condom promotion campaign on Valentine's Day at MBK Center. An estimated 60 million condoms will be handed out across the country, he said.


Copyright © 2012 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in February 10, 2012. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.