HCM CITY — The Social Marketing HIV Prevention Project on Wednesday launched a revitalised Number One Plus condom and lubricant pack.
The project is being run by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The combo pack, which has two water-based lubricant sachets and two condoms, is being re-introduced with improved packaging to better serve the needs of men who have sex with men (MSM) and other at-risk populations.
Nguyen Thi Hue, head of HCM City AIDS Committee's Harm Reduction Department, said that HIV infection rate among MSM men was 15-16 per cent and on the rise.
The usage rate of lubricant and condoms among this group is at below 40 per cent, making them one of the most at-risk groups for HIV/AIDS intervention programmes in the city, Hue said. — VNS