HIV Ireland and Durex have launched the “Just Carry One” campaign to encourage people in Ireland to practice safer sex.
Just Carry One
The “Just Carry One” scheme is a national social media awareness campaign to promote the use of condoms to protect against STIs, including HIV.
Currently there are almost 10 people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland each week, and the number of cases of STIs are rapidly on the rise.
HIV Ireland and Durex are putting educational ads on half of the Dublin Bus fleet from 22 June to 6 July.
Reducing the risk
Last year young people aged 15-24 made up half of the chlamydia diagnoses in Ireland, as well as almost 40% of both gonorrhoea and genital herpes cases.
Condoms are the most effective way of preventing STIs and HIV, so people are being encouraged to pick up their free condom pack while it is available.