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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
Meet the 11 condoms of the future selected by Bill Gates

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation received 812 entries for its build-a-better-condom competition. Eleven of them just got $100,000 to make it happen.

Published
22 November 2013
From
The Week
Graphene used to create more pleasurable condoms

Nobel Prize winning super-material graphene is being used to create thinner and stronger condoms that could be more pleasurable to use.

Published
20 November 2013
From
Daily Telegraph
WATCH: This Guy Wants You To 'Wear A F***ing Condom!'

When vlogger J. Merridew learned that HIV rates are on the rise among gay men, he felt compelled to address to issue using his YouTube account.

Published
14 November 2013
From
Huffington Post
Trial of game changing new anal condom begins in Boston

A revolutionary anal condom that simulates condom free sex is being trailed in Boston by the US National Institutes of Health in the hopes of encouraging more people to engage in safer sex.

Published
11 November 2013
From
Gay Star News
Ditty bag of condoms, home-use instructions lead to improved comfort and consistency with condom use

Practice is fundamental to learning, even when it involves using condoms correctly. The Kinsey Institute Homework Intervention Strategy gives men a "ditty bag" full of condoms and lubricants, makes sure the men understand how to apply condoms correctly, and then assigns homework. The men are expected to try out at least six condoms solo, paying particular attention to their own pleasure and which condoms they like best.

Published
06 November 2013
From
EurekAlert!

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