Sexually transmitted infections and diseases
Most of Italian people who were affected by a sexually transmitted infection (STI) only occasionally used condoms. In 2019, 2,531 new HIV infection cases were diagnosed in Italy, a figure that represented a decrease of more than one thousand individuals compared to just two years before.
Awareness of STDs among teenagers
According to the result of a survey recently released by the Italian Ministry of Health, high school students were well-aware of the fact that HIV could be transmitted through sexual intercourses. However, the same cannot be said for other sexually transmitted diseases such as gonorrhea or chlamydia, about which both male and female students seemed to have doubts.