The Civil Association “Vida Positiva” based in Playa del Carmen, dedicated to perform free tests to detect the human immunodeficiency virus, provide advice and liaise with health institutions released its findings for 2019 and the results are not flattering at all.
According to their numbers, one in every 25 people who agree to be tested is a carrier of the virus; Likewise, the epidemic is still concentrated in the population of men who have sex with men and transsexuals with a prevalence of around 25%.
15% of cases occurred among men with bisexual practices, but there is also a steady increase in cases among heterosexuals with a percentage between 0.5 and 1% of positive tests.
Some of the tests found that women who only have sex with other women are virtually unaffected by HIV.
The use of condom
1 out of every 3 people, regardless of sex, gender or sexual orientation, used a condom in the first sexual relationship they had in their lives.
10% of single men, regardless of their sexual orientation, use it in all their sexual relationships.
1% of single women, regardless of their sexual orientation, use it in all their sexual relationships.
2% of people in a stable relationship always use a condom with their partner.
58% of men who are in a stable relationship (over 5 years), reported having had sex without a condom with people who were not their current partner in the last 5 years.
32% of women who are in a stable relationship (over 5 years), reported having had sex without a condom with people who were not their current partner in the last 5 years.
** Data based on the annual study of sexual behavior, applied for more than 10 years to the general population in Playa del Carmen.
Source: Vida Positiva A.C.
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