▋AIDS Concern has distributed free condoms in a vending machine in New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The ongoing collaboration between AIDS Concern and the New Asia College Student Union received positive feedback from university students and more than 1,200 free condoms have been distributed in the last six months.
Mandy Cheung, Program Director of AIDS Concern, is happy that the collaboration enjoys vast support from university students.
There is a prominent increase in the HIV infection rate among young people in recent years and more effort on HIV prevention work shall be invested.
Mandy then makes reference to Taiwan, where approximately 10 universities with condom vending machines have been installed, and a series of preventive education programs has been launched aiming to reduce the infection rate among young people.
For many years, AIDS Concern approaches young people through free HIV/AIDS education and testing services to promote the importance of safer sex, in order to reduce their risk of HIV infection.