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"

Avert.org 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