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Barbadians are having sex with multiple partners at the same time, but using condoms less and more are refusing to get tested for HIV.

These were some of the major findings of the most recent study by the National HIV/AIDS Commission, released at the Warrens Office Complex, St Michael.

Assistant director Nicole Drakes said the Report On Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs And Sexual Practices Survey Among Adults Ages 15 to 49 In Barbados 2016-2017, was of major concern.

“The fight is not over. We still have a lot of work to do in terms of behavioural changes . . . .

“Because of stigma and discrimination, a lot of people don’t get tested – a lot from key populations like sex workers, persons with disabilities and men who have sex with men who are not going to get tested and put themselves at risk,” she said. (SB)

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