Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Netherlands Ad for Safe Sex: Massive Floating Condom

July 30, 2007

On Friday evening, a giant hot air balloon shaped like a condom floated above a festival in the Dutch city of Lichtenvoorde, a safe-sex message sponsored by Gelre-Ijssel district public health officials. The festival was an ideal venue to reach young people, said Laurent de Vries, director of the public health service. The balloon and its message, "Vrij Veilig" (Safe Sex), was "a playful way of asking for attention to the problem of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS," said de Vries. On the ground, nurses distributed educational material and free condoms. More than 80,000 people were expected to attend the three-day Zwarte Cross festival, which featured a motor-cross race and the Dutch gothic metal group Within Temptation headlining a rock concert.

Back to other news for July 2007

Adapted from:
Associated Press
7.27.2007


  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
See Also
More HIV News

Tools
 

Advertisement