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    Choice or no choice? The need for better branded public sector condoms in South Africa.

    Ashmore J; Henwood R

    Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine. 2015; 16(1):[3] p.

    Condoms are one of the cornerstones to any response to the HIV epidemic. However, targeted marketing strategies that make condoms more attractive to people at high risk of infection are often overlooked. The South African National Department of Health has recently purchased more attractive condoms to distribute in higher-education settings free of charge, targeting at-risk youth including young women. The authors applaud this move but note the importance of expanding better branded condoms to young people elsewhere – for example, via youth clinics and in high schools. Exploratory, routine data from Médecins Sans Frontières in Khayelitsha are presented, showing the popularity of alternatives to the government’s ‘Choice’ brand.
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    Beneficial but not sufficient: effects of condom packaging instructions on condom use skills.

    Lindemann DF; Harbke CR; Huntoon A

    Psychology Research and Behavior Management. 2012; 5:11-8.

    Among those who are sexually active, condom use is the only method of protection against HIV/AIDS. Poor condom skills may lead to condom use failures, which can lead to risk of exposure. Despite the wide availability of condom use instructional leaflets, it is unclear whether these instructions sufficiently teach condom use skills. Ninety-two male and 113 female undergraduates were randomly assigned to a control condition (read non-condom instructions) or a treatment condition (read condom instructions). Participants completed self-report measures related to condom use and performed a condom demonstration task. Participants who read the condom instructions did not perform significantly better on the demonstration task, F (1, 203) = 2.90, P = 0.09, eta(2) = 0.014. At the item level, those who read the condom instructions better performed two of the seven condom use steps correctly. These data suggest that condom packaging instructions do not effectively teach condom use skills.
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    The NYC Condom: Use and Acceptability of New York City's Branded Condom.

    Burke RC; Wilson J; Bernstein KT; Grosskopf N; Murrill C; Cutler B; Sweeney M; Begier EM

    American Journal of Public Health. 2009 Oct 15; 99(12)

    We assessed awareness and experience with the NYC Condom via surveys at 7 public events targeting priority condom distribution populations during 2007. Most respondents (76%) were aware of NYC Condoms. Of those that had obtained them, 69% had used them. Most (80%) wanted alternative condoms offered for free: 22% wanted ultra-thin, 18% extra-strength, and 14% larger-size. Six months after the NYC Condom launch, we found high levels of awareness and use. Because many wanted alternative condoms, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene began distributing the 3 most-requested alternatives.
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    Promoting condoms in Brazil to men who have sex with men.

    Darden C

    Reproductive Health Matters. 2006 Nov; 14(28):63-67.

    DKT International is a non-profit social marketing enterprise whose mission is to provide safe, affordable options for family planning and STI/HIV prevention. In Brazil, DKT sells male and female condoms to mostly lower-income couples nationwide. This paper is about the introduction of a ribbed, lubricated, latex condom called Affair to the Brazilian market in 2000. Sales were initially very low, but based on reports that Affair was well liked by some men who have sex with men, we took the opportunity to give Affair that positioning. We worked with our advertising agency, a local research company and Dignidade, a Brazilian NGO working for the rights of men who have sex with men. Two new products - a baggy condom called Affair Sensation and a complimentary lubricating gel called Affair Personal Lubricant - with new packaging and a promotional campaign were launched in February 2006. The billboard advertisement generated controversy in Sao Paulo, where the Advertising Council required it to be taken down due to complaints. However, the controversy helped promotion and at the same time generated public debate on sexuality and human rights. Our overall experience has been positive, sales are up and we have received messages of support for the products and their promotion from consumers. (author's)
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    Hearing addresses condoms for HPV prevention.

    Christopher A

    Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2004 Jul 7; 96(13):985.

    A politically challenged debate about labeling condoms with warnings about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer has erupted following a related Congressional hearing on the issue in March. Although the dispute centers on the protection of women from cervical cancer, the debate is just as much about ideology: premarital abstinence or monogamy in marriage versus condom use for those who choose to be sexually active. The hearings, called by Rep. Mark Souder (R-lnd.) at the urging of Tom Coburn, M.D., co-chair of the Presidential Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS continue to raise questions about a public law Coburn authored in 2000 and that former President Bill Clinton signed days before leaving office. Souder confronted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with his belief that the agencies had not complied with the public law. (excerpt)
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    [Blitz of the male and female condom: carrying, packaging and use] Blitz do preservativo masculino e feminino: porte, acondicionamento e uso.

    Silva AR; Lopes CM; Muniz PT

    DST -- Jornal Brasileiro de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis. 2002; 14(6):22-32.

    Introduction: The Diseases Sexually Transmissible, healthy as old as the humanity, and that its expansion in the word happened not only with the human being migration, as well as with the increase of the population, precarious conditions of health, sanity, diagnosis, treatment and sexual promiscuity, if constituting like this in a public, allied serious problem of health the epidemic of the Syndrome of Acquired Immunodeficiency - Aids. One in the ways of controlling its increase makes an appointment the use of the preservative, the in spite of the entire controversial history, it is still constituted in an of the most effective ways of prevention. This way, it just is not enough to distribute the population, but above all also to know to condition and to use appropriately. This way, for its accomplishment, settled as general objective: to make the blitz of the masculine and feminine preservative: carry, keeps and use, in drivers and passengers of automobiles and walk motorcycles, circulating in public roads of Rio Branco - Acre - Brazil. Methodology: It is an exploratory-descriptive study, developed 1011 subjects close to, being 792(78.3%) drivers of automobiles and 219(21.7%) of motorcycles of Rio Branco - Acre - Brazil. For the collection of data, made use of a form with shut subjects, whose processing and analysis was made in the EPI INFO-6, with frequency presentation and percentile. Under the ethical point of view of the research, it was requested its spontaneous participation, besides guaranteeing the anonymity. Results: The population of the study varied of 18 to 69 year, being 61.7% masculine and 38.3% feminine. 44.9% were single and 44.9% married and joined, and 38.9% possessed the second complete degree. 52.5% didn't take I get preservative in the week sexual activity and 41,5% accomplished it. 94,5% had already used the masculine preservative with 85.2% of acceptance and 94.7% for the partner. The data also showed that 49.6% bought the preservative, against 45.2% that had received from the government. With relationship to the guard's of the masculine preservative place, 36.4% placed it in it carries it glove of the car, proceeded by 19.5% in the wallet of money of the back pocked of the pants, while for the feminine, 33.3% also placed it in it carries it glove of the car and 66.7% in the bag to shoulder belt. Conclusion: Research highly important, where the subjects have been making use of the preservative, with great acceptance besides for the partner. Stand out the ones that not and they sometimes took preservative in the weekend with risk for its health, in spite of possessing them inside of the period of validity and they be with the entire packing. It is still pointed out not the adapted guard of the preservatives, with excessive exhibition to the heat and damage, with in a certain way they exponse sexually to the risk of not wanted pregnancy and the infection for the diseases transmissibles. As the evaluation of the campaign of the incentive of the use of the masculine preservative for the great and good item reached 85.8% against 32.2 of the feminine, and that 97.1% evaluated this as great and good. (author's)
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