AIDS Concern has distributed free condoms in a safer sex 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 were distributed in 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 made reference to Taiwan, where approximately 10 universities with condom vending machines have been installed, and a series of preventive education programs has been launched 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.
AIDS Concern was established in 1990 as the first non-government charity organisation committed to the service of AIDS care in Hong Kong. The founders were a group of volunteers from different backgrounds dedicated to improving the living standards for people living with HIV and to stop the spread of HIV.
Interesting facts about sex
- According to some research, men aged 50 and over who have frequent sex are less likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than men their same age who do not have sex often. A study published in the journal BJU InternationalTrusted Source found that intercourse and masturbation may reduce the risk of prostate cancer in older men. Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical AssociationTrusted Source found that frequent ejaculations in a man’s ’20s may also help decrease his risk of prostate cancer.