World AIDS Day 2010: Top signs of progress

Safer sexual practices, more access to condoms

UNAIDS reports that the adoption of safer sexual practices is central to a decline of more than 25 percent in new HIV infection rates among young people in countries with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Of safe sexual practices, one of the most notable developments is the increase in condom use and availability.

Eleven countries reported more than 75 percent condom use in the most recent sexual encounter that had a high risk of infection, such as sex with a sex worker.

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