Condom Industry

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In the 2010 Global AIDS report released by UNAIDS in late November, the Philippines was one of seven nations in the world which reported over 25 percent in new HIV infections between 2001 and 2009, whereas other countries have either stabilized or shown significant declines in the rate of new infections. There are only 5,000 to 10,000 HIV AIDS case total in the Philippines compared to more than 1,000,000 in Thailand and 1.5 million in US....The US and Thailand have been using condoms from time immemorial… Sex between men who are around 1 million people accounted for nearly 80 percent of all the 2010 cases, and more than half of those infected were aged between 20 and 29. In 2010, the government has stopped allocating funds for condoms due to church pressure. Catholic bishops helped build opposition in Congress to block a reproductive health bill that they said promoted sex education and artificial contraceptives Scenario analysis

It is now clear that any plan to decrease the social and economic impact of AIDS in the Philippines, as in any society, requires an emotional engagement that facilitates an important paradigmatic change of beliefs and behaviours. This paradigmatic change is essential to practicing abstinence, to increasing the use of condoms, and helping individuals everywhere in Philippines to enjoy sexuality while minimizing the risks for one’s self and society.

In the light of the increasing number of HIV positive cases in the Philippines, several types of brochures and posters have been produced by government and non-government organizations. Radio and television have also been used as...
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