Tuesday, February 22

Kids These Days

HIV/AIDS is a problem in Zambia. According to Zambia's Central Statistical Office, the nation's youth are more likely to pay for sex.

Youth & Sex (image courtesy of zamstats.gov.zm)

This is no surprise, I guess. What this chart does not show, however, is how many Zambians engaged in risky behavior but did not pay for it.

Moreover, fewer than one in two (45%) Zambians used a condom the last time they had such an encounter. Many Zambians are not crazy about condoms so this figure is encouraging.