Navigation Links
Miss Universe Contestants Enter Condom Olympics to Tackle HIV
Date:8/21/2009

rse Organization has long been committed to increasing HIV and AIDS awareness and partners with a number of organizations committed to HIV research and education. In March, it announced its official partnership with PSI, a leading implementer of HIV prevention and treatment interventions, known for its innovative educational and behavior change communications campaigns.

The games the contestants played today, along with the Condom Olympics, included one in which peer educators gave each girl a piece of paper and asked them to solicit signatures from the other contestants. Though they didn't realize it, each signature represented an act of sex. Some girls agreed to only share their card with one other person, while others chose not to share their cards at all. After the activity, the girls were told that some of them had been "HIV positive" at the start of the game. Then they tracked, through their signatures, how far the infection had spread. The girls who "abstained" or chose to only have one "partner" found out they had remained "HIV negative". The contestants also learned how to conduct a condom demonstration correctly, and tested the limits of condom breakage by filling condoms with water and blowing them with air until they burst.

For photos and videos of the activities, please contact Marshall Stowell at mstowell@psi.org or Trey Watkins at kcwatkins@psi.org

About PSI

PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, a
'/>"/>

SOURCE PSI
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Our Body: The Universe Within Exhibition Announces Four New Exhibits Across The Nation
2. Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza Joins the Fight Against AIDS by Getting Tested for HIV
3. Senator Obama Explains His Health Care Plan to SpineUniverse.com
4. Wilmer Valderrama to Co-Host Cielo Latino with Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza
5. Skin and Bones Miss Universe Underscores On-Going Challenges of Eating Disorders Epidemic
6. iUniverse Hosts Canadian Storytellers, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Advocate for BookExpo America 2009 Book Signings
7. DESIGNER WHEY to Help Contestants and Fans of NBCs The Biggest Loser Shed Pounds
8. Scientists Spot Brains Free Will Center
9. CRC Health Group Announces Acquisition of Bayside Marin Recovery Center, San Rafael
10. Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, Caregivers Reach Agreement on a Union Contract
11. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... Present-day Europeans are the descendants of at least ... new study. Previous research suggested that ... farmers. But, a new genetic analysis involving ancient ... of Ancient North Eurasians. Nearly all present-day Europeans ... researchers from Harvard Medical School said. , , ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay ... why antibiotic-resistant bacteria can thrive in a hospital setting. ... the culprit. They can easily enter bacteria and move from ... makes bacteria drug-resistant, a new study finds. "The plasmids ... class of antibiotic called carbapenems," said the study,s co-author, Dr. ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... might be able to reduce the need for invasive ... autoimmune disease lupus. , In a new study, researchers ... from nephritis kidney inflammation to interstitial fibrosis, ... A kidney biopsy is the only existing way to ... extent. , The model could also be used to ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Today, Blue Shield ... in third-quarter grantmaking. This body of grants aims to ... innovations in care delivery, as well as to develop ... Grants will also strengthen the capacity of both domestic ... and create new entry points for domestic violence screening ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 In a country where ... on a regular basis, how can Americans find healthy ... Hyland’s Stress Challenge , a 5-day interactive journey ... stress-free life. From September 29th – October 3rd, ... content relating to specific topics that promote natural solutions ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study 2Health News:Europeans Are Descendants of at Least 3 Ancient Human Groups: Study 3Health News:Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals 2Health News:Researchers Discover How Bacteria Resist Antibiotics in Hospitals 3Health News:Math model designed to replace invasive kidney biopsy for lupus patients 2Health News:Blue Shield of California Foundation Awards $5 Million in Third-Quarter Grants 2Health News:Stress Less with the Hyland's 5-Day Stress Challenge 2
... to this new research on mountain biking it is observed ... from University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria,// presented his findings of ... extreme mountain bikers and 30 non-bikers took part in the ... more than two hours a day, six days a week, ...
... effective utility tool to the field of medicine. An ... about their treatment. The days when doctors told you ... expect to participate in the decision-making process. But sometimes ... messages and new research comes up all the time. ...
... are more likely to suffer from behavioural problems, a ... growth hormone not only boosted growth in children,// but ... ,Lead researcher Dr Derick Beens, professor of ... said: "We believe this work demonstrates that all very ...
... has always been an ongoing argument regarding the do's and ... suggest a new and better way through the dieting controversy.// ... fashion being the 'low carb' approach - for many decades ... at the 'no diet' women's retreat Green Mountain in the ...
... events in detail, older people recall more about thoughts, ... age - some researchers believe that it deteriorates,// others ... Psychologists in Toronto have been comparing how people of ... ,They studied a group of 15 younger ...
... is better than conventional treatment for managing asthma ... of immune cells known eosinophils increase// in the ... at how targeting this build up of eosinophils ... an asthma attack. ,The conventional treatment ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014 BRIC Biopsy Devices ... GlobalData,s new report, "BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook ... Biopsy Devices market. The report provides value, in millions ... (in US dollars) within market segments - Biopsy Guns ... Fine Aspiration Needles (Disposable and Reusable Fine Aspiration Needles) ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 The ambulance equipment ... decade due to the recession, an unstable ... advancements. This BCC Research report analyzes present ... the ambulance and emergency medical services equipment ... hemorrhage control devices, equipment used for burn ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage announced today the ... in the development of imaging technology used ... and diseased tissue that minimizes the learning ... lowers surgical costs and potentially enhances patient ... The clinical and scientific teams at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2BRIC Biopsy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3Ambulance and Emergency Equipment: Global Markets 2Ambulance and Emergency Equipment: Global Markets 3Ambulance and Emergency Equipment: Global Markets 4Patient Outcomes Improve When Molecular Chemical Imaging Technology Is Used to Aid Robotic Surgical Procedures, According to New White Paper 2
... , , DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 8 Oxygen ... common stock has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ ... to the NASDAQ is a very important milestone for our ... listed on the NASDAQ provides us with greater visibility for ...
... , , , FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Jan. ... of minimally invasive ultrasonic medical device technology, which in Europe ... other acute health conditions, has entered into a new, three ... in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for the distribution of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Announces Approval for NASDAQ Listing 2Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2Misonix Announces New Distribution Agreement for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: