Category Archives: condoms

  1. Sexually Explicit Media Analyzed as a Means for Preventive Education

    via Huffington Post, by John-Manuel Andriote Public health officials recommended early in the AIDS epidemic that HIV-prevention education be targeted and explicit, using language and images familiar to those it is intended to reach. Controversy has swirled ever since over what, exactly, is meant by “explicit” prevention education and who should pay for it. Prevention educators recognized Read More >>

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  2. Condoms Still a Fundamental Prevention Method

    viaCSIRO Publishing, by Richard Crosby and Willard Cates Jr. The global pandemics of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintentional pregnancy clearly necessitate innovative prevention strategies. Although recent biomedical approaches such as antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for persons living with HIV,3 ARV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV-negative people at risk of acquisition4–6 and adult male circumcision7,8 programs are Read More >>

    condoms, HIV/AIDS, prevention, sexual health, Treatment
  3. Safe Sex Advocates in the Red-Light Districts of Bangkok

    viaAlert Net, by Thin Lei Win It was an early Monday evening and the red light district in Thailand’s capital was already heaving — full of locals and foreigners drinking sundowner cocktails and enjoying the flesh parading before their eyes. Street vendors were selling food, clothes, souvenirs and Valentine’s Day gifts. They probably weren’t expecting a group Read More >>

    Asia, Bangkok, condoms, safer sex, Thailand, transgendered
  4. Reasons behind high risk behaviors in Chinese MSM

    via BMC Public Health, by Guanzhi Chen, Yang Li, Beichuan Zhang, Zengzhao Yu, Xiufang Li, Lixin Wang, Ziming Yu Background Men who have sex with men (MSM) have become a high-risk group of HIV infection in China. To date, little is known regarding the behavioral, social and psychological characteristics in Chinese MSM, which makes the implementation of Read More >>

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  5. Off-Label Use of the Female Condom for Anal Intercourse Among Men in NYC

    via American Journal of Public Health, by Kelvin EA, Mantell JE, Candelario N, Hoffman S, Exner TM, Stackhouse W, Stein ZAAbstract We surveyed 111 male clients of an HIV/AIDS service organization in New York City in 2008 and 2009. Seventeen percent had used the female condom for anal intercourse; of these, 89.3% had used the female condom Read More >>

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  6. When Condoms Ain’t Enuf

    via The Body, by Allen Kwabena Frimpong and Michael Terry Everett “I also want to mention that we are increasingly becoming better at incorporating conversations about ‘harm reduction’ into the realms of substance use (needle exchanges, safe injection sites, pill testing, etc.), but we often fail to adequately translate this model when speaking of communicating risk reduction Read More >>

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  7. Can a Faster Condom Help Prevent the Spread of HIV?

    via Good Lifestyle, by Anmanda Hess Can’t wait to get it on? Meet Pronto, a condom that claims to go from package to shaft within three seconds. Pronto is the work of South African inventor Willem van Renburg, who sought to develop a barrier method that didn’t “kill the mood” with all that awkward fumbling. Seeing that Read More >>

    condoms, gay men, MSM, sexual behavior, South Africa, women
  8. Gay men use many ways to moderate sexual risk

    via aidsmap, by Gus Cairns The vast majority of gay men, HIV-positive and negative, make some effort to moderate their risk of transmitting or acquiring HIV, Dr Limin Mao of the University of New South Wales in Australia told the Tenth AIDS Impact conference. The results of three annual surveys show that the decisions faced by gay Read More >>

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  9. AIDS conspiracy believers less likely to condomise

    Via PlusNews. Thirty years after the discovery of AIDS, conspiracy theories that posit the virus as man-made continue to enjoy support among a segment of South African youth – and these beliefs may be putting them at greater risk of HIV infection. A representative survey of more than 3,000 South Africans between the ages of 20 and Read More >>

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  10. If you’re HIV positive, safe sex isn’t just about condoms

    Via The Guardian, by Deborah Jack. As the HIV epidemic has evolved over three decades, the “just use a condom” message has remained the cornerstone of prevention. But stubbornly high levels of new HIV infections in the UK show we’ve struggled to always translate this simple message into real life. Most monogamous couples will decide to stop Read More >>

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