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Key Graphics on Trends Among High School Students from CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), 1991-2013

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This is a line graph showing the percentage of sexually experienced students ever tested for HIV overall, and by race/ethnicity and gender, from 2005-2013. Specifically it shows that since 2005, the proportion of sexually experienced students (i.e., students who had ever had sexual intercourse) who had been tested for HIV has remained stable (22 percent in 2013).
Female students were more likely than male students to have been tested (27 percent vs. 18 percent in 2013). Black students (28 percent) were more likely to have been tested than white (20 percent) or Hispanic (21 percent) students.

Percentage of Sexually Experienced Students Ever Tested for HIV, Overall and by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 2005–2013

HIV testing remains low among sexually experienced youth. Overall, the percentage of sexually experienced students who had been tested for HIV has remained unchanged for eight years – (22 percent in 2013). View High Resolution Version

This is a line graph showing overall progress has stalled in sexual risk behaviors of U.S. high school students, from 1991-2013. Specifically, the graph shows that the percentage of high school students who had ever had sex decreased from 1991 to 2001 (from 54 percent to 46 percent) and has been stable since that time (47 percent in 2013). The percentage of high school students with multiple sex partners decreased from 1991 to 2003 (from 19 to 14 percent) and has been stable since that time (15 percent in 2013). The percentage of sexually active students who used a condom during their last sexual experience increased from 1991 to 2003 (46 percent to 63 percent), but has decreased since that time (59 percent in 2013).

Overall Trends in Sexual Risk Behavior, 1991-2013

Overall progress in sexual risk behavior has stalled. After initial declines in sexual risk behaviors among high school students overall through the early 2000s, the number who ever had sex and who had multiple partners has remained stable in recent years. Condom use among sexually active students has decreased in recent years. View High Resolution Version

Percentage of Students Who Ever Had Sexual Intercourse, by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 1991–2013

YRBS data indicate progress in sexual risk behaviors differs by race/ethnicity and gender. Data indicate declines throughout the period of analysis in the percentage of female, black, and Hispanic students who ever had sexual intercourse, but stability in recent years among white and male students.

Percentage of Students Who Had Multiple Partners, by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 1991–2013

Data indicate declines throughout the period of analysis in the percentage of female, black, and Hispanic students who had multiple partners, but stability in recent years among male students and concerning increases among white students.

Percentage of Students Who Had Multiple Partners, by Race/Ethnicity & Gender, 1991–2013

Data indicate stability in recent years in the percentage of sexually active male, Hispanic, and white students who used a condom the last time they had sexual intercourse, but concerning declines in condom use among female and black students.

 
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