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John Bieler Professor Love Psychology of Human Sexuality 10/3/07 Chapter 15 Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV/AIDS College students are often apprehensive about getting tested for STIs, especially when they think they might be positive. One study found that social stigma and negative consequences of testing often cause college students to delay or avoid getting tested for STIs. College students often act as though they are invincible; they may believe that although others may get STIs, it will not happen to them. College students are part of the population that are most at risk for getting an STI. This is because college students engage in many high-risk sexual behaviors that put them at risk such as having multiple partners and not always using condoms. Studies have found 40% of sexually active young women have had an STI and two-thirds of all STIs occurred in individuals under 25 years old. Overall, women tend to be more susceptible to gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and HIV,
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