Make Condom Usage Fashionable
Talk to your partner and make sure you both agree to use condoms, as they are a more effective type of birth control every time you have sex.
As the world commemorates Condom Awareness Week (8-14 February) the City encourages residents to make condom usage fashionable by speaking openly about using them.
Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Health and Social Services Cllr Nomadlozi Nkosi says, “Condoms are a methods of birth control that also helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections like HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhoea. Residents should really make it a habit to use condoms and not be shy to grab a packet when visiting the clinic.”
City health practitioners also encourage communities to avoid being shy but to seek medical treatment for sexually transmitted infections.
Some of the initiatives by the City to prevent further spread of HIV include:
- Door-to-door education campaigns
- Distribution of condoms
- Educating communities and disseminating information on HIV and AIDS
- Conduct community based HIV testing services
- Refer and link those in need of ARV treatment
- Diagnosis, management and treatment of opportunistic infections
- Counselling sessions when infected or affected by HIV
- Access to Pelebox for collecting repeat medication outside the clinic