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Survey Finds Wide HIV Ignorance in the UK

...ople in the same age group actually believed that condoms actually initiate the growth of HIV as they have holes that let HIV in. More than one in ten young people believed that kissing spreads the growth of the HIV virus. HIV ignorance is not restricted to youngsters, for out of the 1000 people involve...

Awareness About Condoms Among Pakistani Punjabis is Very Low

...n Pakistan's Punjab province know about the use of condoms in the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) and Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Sydrome (AIDS). The survey conducted by Behaviour Change Communication Services also found that people in the province were least aware of the AIDS and the way...

Indian Minister Laments Country's Lack of Sex Education

...education in a bid to spread awareness of AIDS and condoms as well as family planning. The Council of Boards of Education of India, which sets the teaching curriculum for schools, has prepared a package on sex education, according to a Times of India report earlier this year. "We have recommended to make...

AIDS can Be Prevented by Using Diaphragm During Intercourse

...eceived a diaphragm plus lubricant along with male condoms for their partners and those who only received male condoms. In the context of a comprehensive HIV prevention package provided to all participants, the trial found no additional protective benefit against HIV infection from adding the diaphragm pl...

US Teen Birth Rate Drops to Record Low: Report

...1991. The report found an increase in the use of condoms among sexually active girls, with 56 percent saying they used the contraceptive in 2005 compared to 38 percent in 1991. The use of birth control pills dropped, however, from 25 to 20 percent between 1991-2005....

Diaphragms offer no extra protection Against HIV

...e other half were not. Both groups were also given condoms and extensive counseling to have their partners us...tions were found in 158 women given diaphragms and condoms and counseling; 151 women were infected among those given condoms and counseling only. Accordingly...

India Plans Hospices for HIV Positive Women

...lled upon women not to be embarassed about keeping condoms handy. "Men cannot be trusted. A woman should not feel shy about keeping condoms with her. She is equally responsible for her health and she should be prepared for any kind of event...

Indian Introduces Paan-flavoured Condoms

... that are adorned with the tell-tale stains. The condoms will be sold to the public later this year, but sex workers will be given supplies immediately, the newspaper said. India said earlier this month that the number of its people living with HIV-AIDS stands at two million to 3.1 million, sharply lower...

Virginity Rules-Meant To Be Broken?

...al issue, he says, you understand that handing out condoms to a 17-year-old is utterly irrelevant." In abandoning abstinence education, states have largely said that comprehensive sex education programs, which discuss contraception beyond the failure rates, have a better scientific grounding. New laws in C...

African AIDS Epidemic Slows Down: World Bank

...powered to help themselves with better delivery of condoms and life-saving treatments. But the report did not give specific figures. Meanwhile, it pointed out that the efforts by African countries in preventing and curing AIDS is still not sufficient. In 2006, more than 2 million people died of AIDS an...

Drink and Drugs 'fuel British Sexual Health Crisis'

...itanical" official approach to the issues and said condoms should be more accessible to young people and sex education mandatory in schools. Factors including young people having parents who were ambitious for them plus a confindante as well as achievement at school were all helpful. Professor Mark Bellis,...

Madhya Pradesh may Ban Sale of Vibrating Condom

...tex Ltd (HLL), a pack of Crezendo comes with three condoms along with a vibrating ring and is priced at Rs.125. While the Madhya Pradesh Public Welfare and Development Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya is convinced that the vibrating condom is a sex toy, the company that had introduced the product about six mo...

Madhya Pradesh Bans Use of Vibrating Condoms

...hed the product with the aim to promote the use of condoms and arrest the spread of AIDS. BJP leaders had earlier banned sex education in the state, afraid that the graphics and pictorial descriptions in course material would corrupt innocent minds....

Biggest Gay Pride Celebration in Toronto

... Those marching threw flyers, buttons, candy, and condoms into the crowd, while some even passed out copies of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the spectators. It was in 1987 that the first gay pride started. The mayor then refused to take part in the celebration. Today there is a marked rise in ...

Kenya Says HIV/AIDS Rate Drops to 5.9 Percent

...emphasized that change of sexual habits and use of condoms had played a large part in slashing new infections. The country aims to reduce the rate of infections to 5.5 by 2010. Officials said awareness campaigns have succeeded in reducing Kenya's HIV/AIDS prevalence rate from 10 percent in the late 1990s...

Brazil Government New Health Offer

...aid. Brazil already distributes 254 million free condoms a year, many as part of an anti-AIDS program that ...vour." His policy of distributing free drugs and condoms in his new AIDS program angered the international drug company Merck. Merck offered to cut the price...

World Bank Loans Kenya 80 Million Dollars to Boost War on AIDS

...ft in sexual habits and the more widespread use of condoms had played a large part in curbing infections, whose prevalence Kenya aims to slash to a rate of 5.5 percent by 2010, said the agency. At least 1.3 million people are currently living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya, 65 percent of whom are women between the...

Teenage Birthrate Declining in US Both Abstinence and Awareness Called for to Maintain the Trend

...kids were given a green light on sex -- as long as condoms were used. That message, she claims, simply did no...uy into it. "Teenagers are savvier. They know that condoms may or may not protect them, and abstinence is a more realistic option." No sex until you swap vow...

Awareness About HIV/AIDS is High Among the Transgenders: Survey

...st be made mandatory and 83 percent said they used condoms during sexual activity," said R. Isabel, executive director of the Madras Christian Council of Social Service (MCCSS) that conducted the survey among 200 members of the transgender community. The MCCSS, which works on issues like human trafficking...

Indias First condom Bar Inaugurated by AIDS Patient

... unique bar cum discotheque at Chandigarh that has condoms as its theme. Pooja Thakur, who discovered she...be the country's first. The unique bar has real condoms dotting the wall that stacks liquor bottles. Besides having souvenirs like cups, T-shirts and caps h...

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