Saturday, May 30, 2009

Worms in Condoms

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=117&art_id=nw20090528110120721C354607

The Independent [South Africa]
28 May 2009

Free condoms 'have worms'

The fight against Aids in North West has been hampered by myths, including the belief government-issue condoms "have worms", researchers say.

The finding is reported in a study in the latest issue of the Journal of Social Aspects of HIV and Aids.

Though the "worms" myth was raised by only a few respondents in a survey conducted across the province, the researchers said it was persistent, and came up in all the focus group discussions they had held. [...]

http://blogs.thetimes.co.za/hiv/2009/05/30/what-a-can-of-worms/

The Times [South Africa]
30 May 2009

What a can of worms

Claire Keeton

The condoms and worms myth is under the spotlight again, following a report in the current issue of the Journal of Social Aspects of HIV and Aids, showing that it persists.

I first heard it nearly 10 years ago when I was speaking to workers at a gold mine in Carltonville, near Joburg, and then again at a coal mine near Witbank. [...]

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Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS
http://www.sahara.org.za/index.php/Journal/SAHARA-J.html