1 February 2013

Angola: Over One Hundred Thousand Condoms Distributed in 2012

Malanje — About 180.000 condoms were distributed in hotels, military units, lodges, schools, informal super markets and during lectures, by the Fighting Aids programme in Malanje, in 2012.

The coordinator of the programme in Malanje, Júlio Borges, informed ANGOP that the material was distributed as part of the campaign dubbed "Know your health status", implemented in the province aimed at helping to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

According to the source, the use of condoms in occasional sexual affairs is essential, because it avoids transmission of diseases, especially HIV/Aids, thus, the need for citizens to adopt preventive measures.

He added that the awareness campaigns that the programme has developed have helped to change consciousness of citizens, as regards to the use of condoms in sexual intercourse.

Julio Borges stated also that the programme includes the use of two mobile units, which have conducted voluntary testing and counselling in tourism areas of the province, especially in Calandula Falls, Kwanza Rapid and Pungo a Ndongo Black Stones.

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