Article Title:'Toolbox' safe sex campaign launched
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:6th September 2002 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1736
Text:A new national safe sex campaign, called Toolbox, directed at the gay community and further afield has been launched by the NZ AIDS Foundation. The Toolbox is a cardboard box, similar to those used for nails or screws in hardware suppliers, which contains four condoms of different shapes and sizes, two water-based lubricants and hints about how to use condoms most effectively. It mimics a similar successful 1999 campaign and a companion box, called a HotBox, has been targeted at maori men. "One of the goals of this whole campaign is to get more men using condoms, all of the time," says NZAF executive director Kevin Hague. "[Toolbox] deals with issues of [condoms] slipping off, breaking, or excessive tightness are easily solved by using the right size and shape condom. Toolboxes were distributed to men on the street in the main centres yesterday, says Hague, with members of the public apparently chasing distributors to ensure they received one. Toolbox will be advertised in a number of mainstream publications and are available at gay venues, community events and from the AIDS Foundation. Funding assistance was provided by the GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceutical company, with product from Durex and Ansell.    
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