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Duterte's Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a televised speech before Filipino women on February 13, 2018, urged them to not use condoms, comparing usage to eating wrapped candy.

20 February 2018
Human Rights Watch
Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?

Many Americans think the internal condom is totally gross. But sexual health advocates are convinced that new FDA regulations could help them go mainstream.

06 February 2018
Did South Africa waste R127-million on a condom no one wanted?

As the health department prepares to issue the latest female condom tender, serious questions remain about whether the new contract will fall victim to the same failings as its predecessor. Introducing new brands without any social marketing or training for health workers or communities can confuse people.

24 January 2018
Almost half of under 25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

15 December 2017
BBC Health
India bans condom adverts during primetime TV

Move is aimed at protecting children but campaigner warns it could undo decades of progress on sexual health.

12 December 2017
The Guardian
The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

06 November 2017
Swiss study examines which years gay men decided to stop consistent condom use

An innovative study presented at the 16th European AIDS Conference (EACS 2017) in Milan two weeks ago used a machine-learning algorithm (originally developed to help

04 November 2017
Gus Cairns
Condom distribution schemes in England

This study provides an assessment of the number and types of condom distribution schemes in England and a knowledge base from which to develop a standardised framework for the evaluation and benchmarking of C-Card scheme (a type of multi-component condom distribution scheme). C-Card schemes were successful in engaging the key population of young people, especially those aged 15-19 years.

13 October 2017
Public Health England
A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Condoms get a bad rap for being a bad wrap. Men often complain of discomfort, diminished sensation and poor fit. Now, changes by the Food and Drug Administration and industry-standards groups have opened the door to the condom equivalent of bespoke suits. A Boston-based company has begun selling custom-fit condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

13 October 2017
New York Times
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

09 October 2017

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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