The Condom Sense program needs your HELP!
Condom Sense is an STD prevention strategy focused on effective condom use and knowledge of safer sex practices. If you are a creative young person ages 14 to 24 you can help us spread Aloha, not STDs by helpings us educate other youth on the radio and in person.
The program is simple. High school to Early College age youth are recruited in cohorts to learn about safer sex and the risks of sexually transmitted disease. They also learn about healthy relationships. They use this knowledge to teach other youth by creating and recording one minute radio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) in Pidgin. They also present their knowledge to other youth in classroom and small group settings using evidence based educational materials.
The results are the lowest rate of HIV in the state of Hawaii, a 20% reduction in Chlamydia infections on Kaua`i 2012 over 2011 and the highest rate of use of condoms by sexually active high school students in the state; 46.2% on Kauai versus 41% on Maui.
- Condom use really works in preventing HIV transmission and unintended pregnancy.
- HIV and other sexually transmitted viruses and bacteria CAN be transmitted during oral, anal or vaginal intercourse–so always use a condom or a dental dam (or plastic wrap!).
- You must use a new condom before each sex act (oral, anal or vaginal)/
- If you use lubricants, you must use only water-based lubricants with latex condoms. Avoid oil-based lubricants like cold cream, mineral oil, petroleum jelly, body lotions, massage oil, or baby oil that can damage latex condoms.
- Consistent use is 82–98% effective in preventing unintended pregnancy.
Check out the Condom Sense BUMPER STICKERS!
Stop by the Malama Pono office and pick them up (also available at Condom Sense functions around the island).