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  • 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
  • Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men

    Are condoms over? No. The availability of new prevention options does not require us to abandon a tool that has been proven effective for decades. Let's move forward in the search for new prevention options without bashing the ones we have -- or those who promote them.

    15 April 2015 | The Body
  • Zimbabwe’s female condom success story takes new form

    Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health is currently gathering evidence on acceptance of a new Cupid Female Condom before rolling it out.

    13 April 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • We Should Have a Better Condom by Now. Here’s Why We Don’t

    In 1993, Danny Resnic was having anal sex during a casual hookup in Miami Beach when his partner’s latex condom broke. After several weeks of worrying about the broken condom, Resnic got tested for HIV. The test came back positive. “I couldn’t believe it,” Resnic says today. “‘Cause I was really vigilant. I lost all my friends during the AIDS crisis, and I used condoms religiously. And then when one broke, I thought, ‘How could that happen?’ Resnic became obsessed with answering that question: he set out to build a better condom.

    07 April 2015 | Slate
  • Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa’s High-Risk Groups

    With restrictions blocking the distribution of condoms in schools and prisons in Africa, health experts say the continent’s opportunity to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS in line with the U.N. Millennium Development Goals may be squandered.

    30 March 2015 | Inter Press Service
  • An HIV Doctor Tells You if Serodiscordant Couples Need to Use Condoms

    How should serodiscordant couples show intimacy? Do they need to use condoms to prevent HIV transmission? Is treatment as prevention enough? What about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)? On his personal Tumblr, Joel Gallant, M.D., M.P.H, an HIV doctor at Southwest CARE Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, answers questions from people living with HIV who are concerned about a number of issues, including undetectable viral loads and safer sex practices.

    23 February 2015 | The Body
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