Condoms and lubricant: latest news

Condoms and lubricant resources

Condoms and lubricant features

Condoms and lubricant in your own words

  • Bored and horny

    It’s Sunday afternoon and it’s raining. I’m bored and horny. However, I’ve got £20 left over from the night before and this will be enough...

    From: In your own words

Condoms and lubricant news from aidsmap

More news

Condoms and lubricant news selected from other sources

  • Durex wants to make a condom emoji for safer sexting

    That's the problem Durex set out to tackle with its new #CondomEmoji campaign, which ambitiously sets out to petition the unicode consortium — the governing body over which objects get to be immortalized as pictograms, among other things — to add a new contraceptive to the official roster of sanctioned emojis.

    23 November 2015 | Mashable
  • 'The Fact That I Have HIV Is Not Because Of What I Did - It's Because Of What I Didn't Do'

    UK activist Angelina Namiba talks to Marie Claire about her HIV: "People still ask me ‘how I got’ HIV, almost assuming that I must have done something wrong. But HIV doesn’t discriminate, no matter whether you’re rich or poor, young or old, black or white, you name it. The fact that I have HIV is not because of what I did, it’s because of what I didn’t do. And what I didn’t do is what millions of young people are not doing in this world today – they’re not using a condom."

    19 November 2015 | Marie Claire
  • Mandating Condoms In Porn Is Bad for Public Health

    A few days ago, a statewide ballot measure requiring that adult film actors wear condoms qualified for the 2016 ballot. While perhaps superficially appealing, this measure is terrible for public health, and we need to defeat it. It’s a gimmick measure that has no support in the HIV advocacy community other than from its sponsoring organization, the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which also opposed and advocated against pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), perhaps the most powerful HIV preventative in existence.

    07 November 2015 | Medium
  • Condom shortage hampers India's AIDS fight

    Government data released last week showed about two-thirds of India's 31 state AIDS units had less than a month's supply of condoms. The shortages come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi slashed federal AIDS funding in February by a fifth.

    06 November 2015 | Reuters
  • FS, the UK gay men's sex and health magazine, magazine celebrates its 150th issue with its biggest gay sex survey

    FS magazine celebrates its 150th issue with the big gay sex survey results. We surveyed over 3,000 gay men and bring you the results. These include finding that two-thirds of gay men used ocndoms the last time they had anal sex, that 69% now know what PrEP is but that only 51% understand what being positive and undetectable means.

    08 October 2015 | GMFA
  • Jailing of gay men in Senegal poses setback to HIV fight in Africa

    Campaigners warned that Friday's verdict, based on a police discovery of condoms and lubricant in the house where the men were arrested, was a hammer blow to groups promoting safe sex.

    28 August 2015 | Reuters
  • Russia pushes ban on foreign condoms to make lovers ‘more disciplined’

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is defending proposals to include a ban on foreign condoms as part of an overall embargo on foreign medical goods, despite the country’s growing struggle with HIV and AIDS.

    10 August 2015 | Washington Times
  • UNFPA, WHO and UNAIDS: Position statement on condoms and the prevention of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy

    Condoms are a critical component in a comprehensive and sustainable approach to the prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and are effective for preventing unintended pregnancies. In 2013, an estimated 2.1 million people became newly infected with HIV and an estimated 500 million people acquired chlamydia, gonorrhoea, syphilis or trichomoniasis. In addition, every year more than 200 million women have unmet needs for contraception, leading to approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies.[iv] These three public health priorities require a decisive response using all available tools, with condoms playing a central role.

    08 July 2015 | UNAIDS
  • No, Teens Did Not Create a Working Condom That Changes Colors if You Have an STI, and Maybe They Shouldn’t

    Last week, the story broke about teens who had invented a new condom that could detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and alert a partner by changing colors. But this condom-and-STI-test-wrapped-in-one is not coming soon to a pharmacy near you. It’s an interesting idea, but that’s all it is: just an idea. It’s a thought with theory behind it on how it might work. It has not gotten past the concept stage. There is no operational prototype.

    06 July 2015 | RH Reality Check
  • A condom that changes colour when it comes into contact with STIs has been invented by a group of school pupils

    The 'S.T.EYE' has a built-in indicator to detect infections such as chlamydia and syphilis, turning a different colour depending on the strain of bacteria present.

    24 June 2015 | The Independent
More news

Our information levels explained

  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.