Italy: information level of STD among male students 2018

This statistic depicts the results of a survey about the information level on sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among male secondary school students in Italy in 2018. According to data, 96 percent of students indicated HIV/AIDS as a sexually transmitted disease, while 70 percent affirmed that Herpes could be sexually transmitted. Moreover, 14 percent of male respondents believed that Mediterranean anemia was classified as STD.

Which of the following infections/diseases can be transmitted with sexual intercourse?

Share of affirmative answers of male respondents
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents


Age group

16-17 years

Special properties

students of secodnary school

Supplementary notes

The survey has involved students from 941 third grade classes in 482 different high schools nationwide.
The source does not specify the methodology.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Secondo te, le seguenti infezioni/malattie si possono trasmettere con i rapporti sessuali?".
*The count includes both male and female respondents. The results of this survey refer to the answers of male respondents, whose percentage makes up 51 percent of share.

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