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Blog: The female condom - you've got to sell it right
VIENNA, 23 July 2010 (PlusNews) - I'm so used to, and bored by, the bland white packaging that carries the underused female condom that at this year’s International AIDS Conference, I walked past several press releases and demonstrations of it without much interest. So it was with some surprise that I came upon a stand at the Global Village where a young woman was demonstrating the use of not one, but two versions of the female condom I had never seen before.
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Blog: Bursting my AIDS 2010 bubble
VIENNA, 22 July 2010 (PlusNews) - This is my second International AIDS Conference and now I know for sure, Mexico wasn’t a fluke – I really do love these gatherings. I love the passion of the speakers, the excitement the boffins create around their new research and the “let’s all get behind this” spirit the activists bring.
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Blog: The marginalization of lubricant
JOHANNESBURG, 13 February 2009 (PlusNews) - On Valentines Day, happy couples all over the world will be cozying up, dimming the lights and turning on Marvin Gaye - much to the chagrin of their single counterparts everywhere. But what if - when the moment is just right - the unthinkable happens?
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Blog: Where does married love fit into Uganda's prevention plan?
NAIROBI, 5 February 2009 (PlusNews) - This July, I will exchange marriage vows with the man I hope to live with for the rest of my life, surrounded by family and friends; it's bound to be one of the happiest days of my life.
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Blog: It's always wise to condomise
NAIROBI, 21 August 2008 (PlusNews) - During a recent trip to report on a pilot male circumcision programme in Kisumu, a part of Kenya where male circumcision is not traditionally practiced, I was allowed to sit in on a pre-op counselling session.
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Blog: Stiletto heels and sewing machines
MEXICO CITY, 8 August 2008 (PlusNews) - Female sex workers have emerged from the shadows at this year's AIDS conference in Mexico, strutting their stuff loudly and proudly, demanding consultation in HIV policy, and refusing to be labelled victims.
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Blog: Humanitarian work - it's the new black
MEXICO CITY, 6 August 2008 (PlusNews) - Stop me if you’ve heard this one: At an open-air concert somewhere, Bono is called to the stage to speak to the crowd.
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Blog: Sexing up safer sex
MEXICO CITY, 5 August 2008 (PlusNews) - It's a truth universally acknowledged that sex sells. But safer sex?
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