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In the Philippines, some 100,000 to 500,000 minors younger than 18 are estimated to be involved in the sex industry. Studies undertaken by PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) and partner NGOs in urban sex areas show that prostituted children are at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV because of low awareness of STIs and HIV, risky sex, drug-injecting practices, and minors' limited access to preventive measures and services at government social hygiene clinics.
This paper explores adolescent sexuality and the HIV epidemic. It consists of six parts as following: Part 1. Introduction; Part 2. Unequal life changes and HIV infection; Part 3. Sex education within the family and community; Part 4. HIV-related work with young people; Part 5. Program implications; Part 6. Principles for success.
This paper focuses on HIV/AIDS risk in the Philippines, especially adolescents and young adults.
Summarizes a study that examines whether school HIV/AIDS prevention programs increase knowledge, positive attitudes, and HIV-preventive behaviors. Baseline report (2001) also available.