Show Love During National Condom Week
Thursday, February 14, 2019
49.1 percent of high school students reported NOT using a condom the last time they had sex. This underscores the importance of comprehensive sexual health education that include instruction on proper use of condoms and contraception for sexually active teens.
The prevalence of teens (15-19) in South Carolina living with a diagnosed HIV infection was 21.0 per 100,000 teens in 2017.
In 2017, youth ages 15-19 accounted for 29% of all Chlamydia cases diagnosed in South Carolina.
Youth ages 15-19 in 2017 accounted for 21% of Gonorrhea cases diagnosed in South Carolina. 
 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results (2017). South Carolina High School Survey. Trend Analysis Report. Retrieved from https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/school-safety/health-safety-surveys/sc-youth-risk-behaviors-survey-yrbs/2017-sc-trend/.
 SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (2018). SC HIV Prevalence, Ages 15-19, 2017. HIV Surveillance and Technical Support Requested Report. Columbia, SC.
 South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (2018). “An Epidemiological Profile of HIV and AIDS in South Carolina 2018.” Retrieved from https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/2018%20Epi%20Profile.pdf