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The Health and Sexual Habits Survey is an investigation carried out by the INE, its main objective is to obtain data on the frequency of sexual conduct related with the risk of HIV infection, on the prevention measures adopted by the population when faced with a new sexual relationship and on the opinions and attitudes of the population when faced with HIV/AIDS infection, their transmission mechanisms and the measures for preventing same.

The initial sample was of approximately 13,600 persons within the 18 to 49 year age group distributed in 1,700 census sections.

Ministry of Health, Social Services and EqualityThe survey was carried out by the INE in 2003 by virtue of a collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality.