Paul, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Condoms and Materials Unit; Brooklyn, N.Y. / Barbados
We've got to meet people where they're at. It's important to get people open minded -- and not just talking about the disease itself, but talking to their family members, their kids, about protection. Having people be openly aware and self-confident in their sexuality and also in what it is that they're doing -- whether it be promiscuous sex, or whatever. But be upfront and proactive in having safer sex. Make it fun, since we are mostly having sex for fun. Trying our best to help each other. You go to an event; there are condoms there. A lot of people say, "I don't need them because I don't use them." But I'm sure that we all have people in our lives that do use them. So take them for somebody else. Share them.
I think if we continue along those lines, and stop with all of this craziness of being a little uptight when it comes to talking about sex, we could actually get to zero, hopefully.