February marks STI/Condom awareness week

STI/Condom week is a health awareness campaign held between the 9th and 15th of February each year to highlight the importance of condom usage and inform people about the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.

A sexually transmitted infection, or STI, is a disease (bacteria, virus, or parasite) that is usually passed from one person to another through sexual activity. This does not necessarily have to include penetration, as some STIs are passed from skin to skin contact.

This week ties up with one of the main long term goals of our CaSIPO Project which is to encourage an AIDS-free generation which is a shared responsibility with partner countries in a convening role.

Find out more about the CaSIPO Project here.

During this week we will be posting on the CaSIPO Social Media platforms information regarding STI’s and Condoms for example common symptoms of STIs, how to avoid STIs, how else can STIs be transmitted etc.

To stay informed follow the CaSIPO Social Media platforms:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casipoproject

Twitter: @CaSIPO_SA