According to statistics from the Taiwan AIDS Foundation, every four hours someone on this island is diagnosed with HIV. These alarming numbers mean that each day in Taiwan, six people hear news that will change their lives for the rest of their lives.
Current available statistics dating from 2014 put the total number of local people with HIV at 30,642, with almost 30% of these patients under the age of 25. In the period of just one month last year, 2,127 people were diagnosed with HIV, the virus that can lead to AIDS.
The Taiwan AIDS Foundation says its research found over 95% of infected individuals contracted the disease through unprotected sex rather than by sharing needles or blood transfusions. Sadly this means that a great many HIV infections in Taiwan could possibly have been prevented by practicing safer sex.
‘Wrap it before you tap it’ isn’t just a cute rhyme.