Condom contest — $100,000 to the winner!

The Bill and Linda Gates Foundation is offering a $100,000 prize to anyone that can come up with a condom that will not diminish pleasure. The catalyst for this contest was the Foundation’s struggle to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa. The Gates Foundation research shows that, Africans, like most Americans, don’t wear condoms …

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World AIDS Day.

Since 1987, December 1 is recognized globally as World AIDS Day, and December is AIDS Awareness Month in the United States. The purpose is to raise awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and prevention. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): About 1.2 million persons in the United States are infected with …

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Safer sex.

I recently met a woman who is entering the dating scene after 25 years of marriage. She is excited about the prospect of dating a new man but scared by statistics she’s heard about STDs and adults. It is true that the STD rate in older adults is increasing. She confided in me that STDs …

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