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Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise

South Africa is seeking to rebrand its free condoms to appeal to young people after a new study showed rising HIV infections and flagging contraception use, the health department said on Thursday.

Published
04 April 2014
From
Yahoo News
‘Electric Eel’ digital condom promises to make sparks fly in the bedroom

In response to the Gates Foundation challenge to create a next-generation condom, a pair of PhD students have created a “digital condom”: a prophylactic that sends electrical impulses through the material to create pleasurable sensations.

Published
25 February 2014
From
The Independent
'Female condoms': what's in a name?

Driven by dissatisfaction with conventional male condoms, Donte Smith is one of a sizable minority of gay men who are opting to use the female condom for anal sex, even though it has been designed and tested only for vaginal sex.

Published
25 February 2014
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Poz
Fuck poz guys!

Marc-André LeBlanc asks if you’re a neg guy is it safer to have sex with poz guys or neg guys? Limit your condomless sex to poz guys with undetectable viral loads and avoid condomless sex with casual negative partners he suggests.

Published
11 February 2014
From
Positive Lite
California Porn Film Company Is Fined $78,000 for Condom Policy, Other Workplace Safety Violations

The Star Tribune reported that California state safety officials fined a San Francisco-based pornography company $78,000 for allowing performers to have on-camera intercourse without using condoms.

Published
04 February 2014
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
VICTORY: CDC responds to Open Letter, commits to condom clarity

In a phone meeting with HIV Prevention Justice Alliance and allies on January 23, the UYS Centers for Disease Control (CDC) agreed to no longer use the term “unprotected sex” when they mean “sex without condoms,” but to use the latter phrase instead. The reason for the change is to correct the perceptino that all condomless sex risks HIV, when in may situations it does not.

Published
30 January 2014
From
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance
Graphene condoms: super thin and tough, but is that enough to make people have safer sex?

Given that social reasons influence sexual behaviour, new technology such as the graphene condom won’t necessarily improve attitudes toward using condoms. But emphasising pleasure could be a new narrative that encourages some to weigh up the pros and cons a bit differently.

Published
29 January 2014
From
The Conversation
The return of the female condom?

The FC2 female condom is far more successful than many in the West realise. It is available in 138 countries and sales have more than doubled since 2007. And new models of radically redesigned female condoms will be available soon.

Published
16 December 2013
From
BBC Health
US porn industry faces shutdown after another actor tests positive for HIV

Filming set to stop for third time in a year, as performers' group says latest case is apparently not linked to recent positive tests

Published
09 December 2013
From
The Guardian
Indonesian Conservatives All Riled Up Over Condoms

A backlash against a government campaign to emphasize the importance of condoms as part of an HIV/AIDS awareness program could hurt efforts to curb new infections in the country, campaigners have warned.

Published
04 December 2013
From
Jakarta Globe
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