New resource launched by New Zealand Aids Foundation

17 May 2016
Posted in General

New resource launched by New Zealand Aids Foundation

Why should I use condoms?

A youth educator’s guide to personal health for young men who have sex with men and support for healthy communities.

• Despite making up only 2.5% of the population, gay and bi males make up 80% of annual HIV infections in New Zealand.

• Data tells us that first anal intercourse and sexual attractions are occurring when young MSM are within their school education.

• Evidence tells us that if a young gay male uses a condom at sexual debut, they are twice as likely to continue doing so throughout their sex life.

Why should I use condoms? is an educational resource for young men who have sex with men (MSM) that supports them in making positive and informed decisions to address their specific sexual health needs.

While this resource is built for educators, it has also been designed for other adults working to support the sexual health needs of young MSM.

Why should I use condoms? is a resource provided by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), in partnership with Love Your Condom (LYC) – an HIV prevention programme run by NZAF that works specifically for MSM.

The resource consists of a:

● Four minute video

● Student handout

● Key messages and discussion prompts to go alongside the video

● Feedback survey (for students and educators)

This free resource is available for order at nzaf.org.nz/schools

For queries, please contact Lisa Mirpuri at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021 178 8659.