Unprotected sex is the second largest health risk for young people globally. In Barbados, sexuality education, although part of the HFLE curriculum is at times limited or non-existent. Our young people don't have unrestricted access to condoms, contraceptive methods and health care services like testing. Discussions surrounding sex, including safe sexual practices, are not common among Barbadian households.
Globally AIDS-related illnesses are the number 2 cause of death among young people between 10 and 19.
Since 2001 the number of new infections per year has decreased by nearly 33 %
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