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Foundation launches new drive for AIDS prevention

Foundation launches new drive for AIDS prevention

The Taiwan AIDS Foundation launched a campaign Friday inviting the public to wear clothing or colored nails carrying logos and pictures promoting safe sex and the prevention of AIDS.
The foundation announced the campaign at a news conference that same day, during which college students, wearing skirts that were decorated with condoms and red ribbons, displayed their colored nails carrying five logos designed by the foundation to convey its ideas related to AIDS prevention.
According to an executive of the foundation, the designs have different meanings. For example, the "angel's wings" and "love" symbolize the wish of giving hope and care to AIDS patients, and the "no HIV" design is expected to increase people's awareness of AIDS prevention.
Huang Yen-fang, a deputy section chief in the Centers for Disease Control who also attended the news conference to support the drive, said Taiwan has more than 16,000 HIV-positive citizens, 70 percent of whom are between the ages of 20-39. Worse still, 482 of them are aged between 10-19. He called on the public to use condoms during sex to prevent further HIV infection.
The foundation encouraged the public, especially young people to use these tiny little designs of colored nails or to create their own that convey similar ideas and put them on objects in daily life to support the activity.
Foundation Chairman Shih Po-nan expressed hope that the campaign will help end discrimination and fear of AIDS patients, and underscore the importance of safe sex.
He also said that after the new school year begins, the foundation will invite college volunteers who have joined the foundation's summer anti-AIDS publicity work to give speeches on campus to strengthen its promotion of knowledge about AIDS among students and young adults.


Updated : 2021-07-27 03:04 GMT+08:00