SAFER SEX: If you choose to have sex, the best way to combat AIDS is to practice safer sex. Using latex condoms, gloves and/or dental dams can reduce the spread of AIDS. However, since condoms break, abstinence is the only sure-fire way to avoid contracting the disease.

YOUNG PEOPLE WITH HIV: In 2004, there were about 2.2 million young people under the age of 15 living with HIV. Young women are far more likely to contract AIDS than young men. Sixty-two percent of young people with AIDS are girls.

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