Today is World AIDS Day and there is no better day to talk about the prevention of HIV than now. While the number of HIV infections has dropped 35 percent since 2000, and AIDS-related deaths have dropped 40 percent, these statistics could be even lower.
Los Angeles -
California's Los Angeles county has a regulation that adult film stars wear condoms in all porn films, and it's threatening to spread statewide. This has caused the adult film industry to gather up their video cameras and get out of town.
Condoms have been around for at least the last 400 years, and then only used as a protection against pregnancy. As a protection from STD's, the history is more recent. Regardless of these facts, men really aren't too thrilled about using them.
Research by a materials scientist suggests that a large molecule can be designed to mimic the binding of HIV to immune system cells. The molecule could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body.
You wouldn’t wear a pair of shoes that were too tight, or a pair of pants that were two sizes too big. That’s why self-styled "Condom Revolutionary" Joe Nelson founded TheyFit, a company with a line of custom condoms that come in 95 unique sizes.
Los Angeles -
A law that took effect in Los Angeles on Monday requires that porn movie actors use condoms. But city officials in Los Angeles, where companies producing 90 percent of U.S. porn films are based, are not yet clear how the new regulation will be enforced.
As part of a safe sex marketing campaign for National Condom Week, Planned Parenthood has distributed 55,000 condoms to students at universities in the Pacific Northwest. But these condoms are far from ordinary.
Condoms are back in the news again, this time for a novel reason; one campaigning organisation is calling for them to be made compulsory for porn stars. The shocking truth about condoms though is that they don’t work.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s campaign for mandatory condom use in America's adult film industry has come under criticism after it was accused of spreading false information, leading to a temporal halt in porno film making in Los Angeles city.
New York -
Although still available online, a judge in New York has put an end to the sale of condoms adorned with images of either Sarah Palin or President Obama sold by two street vendors in New York. The men have been condemned to a day of community service.