November 21, 2013 What would it take for people to like using condoms? Inventors say it's all about the fit and feel. The 11 winners in a competition sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation include one condom made from beef tendons, and another that's heat-activated for a glove-like fit.
March 25, 2013 Condoms have evolved little since latex ones were first manufactured in the 1920s. Bill Gates is hoping to change that. His foundation is giving $100,000 to anyone who can come up with a condom that men or women actually want to wear.
July 25, 2012 More than half a million South Africans were infected with HIV in 2000. Efforts to stem the virus since then have produced marked results in the number of new infections. But the total number of people with HIV in South Africa still isn't going down.
July 24, 2012 How do you get women to rethink condoms made for them? Advocates are trying a fashion show and the world's longest chain of paper dolls at the international AIDS meeting in Washington. Female condoms are the only contraceptive initiated by woman that protects against HIV infection.
July 16, 2012 Young Americans who came of age in a world with AIDS say worrying about HIV in 2012 isn't much different from worrying about other sexually transmitted diseases. But others say there isn't much discussion about the risks of the disease in their community.
March 26, 2012 When researchers compared the cost of condoms for women with the cost of HIV infections it prevented, they found the relatively new condoms saved between $15 and $20 for every dollar spent on distributing them in Washington.
January 31, 2012 The affected condoms — a government brand called Choice — were distributed early this month as part of the festivities marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress.
January 25, 2012 Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the controversial ordinance into law this week. After the city clerk posts the rule, it would take effect in 41 days. Some makers of adult films have said they would shoot elsewhere rather than comply.
January 18, 2012 Under the rule, filmmakers would only get a permit to make a porn film if they require condoms on the set. The measure aims to reduce the transmission of disease. But some in the industry say the rule goes too far.