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Free condoms necessary to reduce HIV infections among Estonian youth

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Estonian government should consider providing free condoms, as the number of new HIV cases via sexual transmission is on a rise among young people in the country, suggests the Estonian Sexual Health Association.

270 people were diagnosed with HIV in Estonia last year and the nation remains in first place in Europe per number of new cases of HIV on yearly basis.

ERR quoted the head of the Estonian Sexual Health Association, Marie Abel, as suggesting: «Responding to a survey, many young people have emphasized that condoms are too expensive for them (..). Ideally, would be available in all kinds of healthcare facilities and other such places where people go.»

Abel explained that in her work she often deals with young people, who have become pregnant or acquired a sexually transmitted infection because of having no money to purchase contraceptives.

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