Monday, February 18, 2013

Female Condoms international film contest!

Last chance to Submit your female condom film by March 1!’s not too late to enter the Female Condoms Are_______ Film Contest organized by PATH, the Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), and the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC). Submit your film by March 1, 2013 for a chance to win prize money.
SHARE YOUR STORY: Why does the world need female condoms? How can female condoms enhance your life? We’re calling for short films that tell a story about what Female Condoms Are to you and your community. Filmmakers of all levels of experience are encouraged to enter.
WIN CASH PRIZES: The top three film entries as determined by contest judges will receive cash prizes. First place: US$5,000; Second place: US$2,000; Third place: US$500.
GET RECOGNITION: Winning entries will be screened at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia—the largest global meeting of the decade to focus on the health and well-being of girls and women.
HOW TO ENTER: Visit the website for complete contest details, including eligibility requirements, Official Contest Rules, submission instructions, and more. This contest runs until March 1, 2013.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Help share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends, and family. Circulate the contest flyer to your networks and visit the contest promotion web page for resources on getting the word out. Thank you!
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The above information and contest is a program of and is passed on for informational purposes only. Total Access Group, Inc. is not affiliated with the above contest. Total Access Group, Inc. distributes FC2 Female Condoms to public health agencies throughout the U.S..

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

HIV Infection Occurs Every 9.5 Minutes in US

The week of February 14th is:
Condom Week!
Take Action!

This is the perfect time to highlight the importance of prevention and responsible condom use. People are paying attention!

Help the confidence level of others to talk about condoms. It is okay to talk about condoms and make it a more open subject. Lifestyles Condoms recently tweeted that “Approximately 87 condoms are used each second in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day”. Condom use is progressively becoming the norm rather than the exception.  

How effective are condoms?

The CDC says "Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease (STD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission" says "The male latex condom is the single, most efficient, available technology to reduce the sexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections". (UNAIDS, WHO and UNFPA (2009), 'Position Statement on Condoms and HIV Prevention