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Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplaced.

15 February 2019
The Guardian
SA gets full marks for HIV treatment but a fail for condoms

While South Africa has increased HIV spending at district level with stellar results, access to condoms has plummeted, according to the latest District Health Barometer (DHB).

04 February 2019
Self-Lubricating Condom Shows Promise in Early Study

A self-lubricating condom that could possibly eliminate the need for lube during intercourse is in development.

05 November 2018
Botswana to revitalize HIV combination prevention

The National Coordinator of Botswana’s National AIDS Coordinating Agency, Richard Matlhare, has warned that complacency risks derailing the country’s AIDS response.

28 August 2018
Revitalising the condom for the next generation – the missing piece of the prevention puzzle

HIV prevention is in need of a re-boot, cried many at AIDS 2018. Where better to start than with the condom, the most simple and effective intervention in our toolkit. 

12 August 2018
Durex recalls condoms over split worries

The company says the products are not passing "stringent shelf-life tests", meaning they could burst.

31 July 2018
BBC Health
Preventing HIV

A response to Patrick William Kelly's Op-Ed, from Dr. Demetre Daskalakis and Mark Harrington.

09 July 2018
New York Times (letter to the editor)
Fears new wonder drug could lead to STI epidemic

As healthcare spending rises to record highs of more than 10 per cent of our gross domestic product, we must be cautious of policy decisions that might jeopardise our wellbeing and add to a ballooning national healthcare bill. Our political leaders must act now to manage the threat of STIs and protect the health of the wider community.

04 July 2018
The Sydney Morning Herald
Philippines HIV cases soar 3147% in 10 years as Duterte says condoms 'not satisfying'

Faced with sexual health crisis of epidemic proportions, Philippine President advises against using protection.

21 February 2018
The Independent
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
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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