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HERO and MARIE STOPES AUSTRALIA join forces

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

Coinciding with International Condom Day (13th February) and National Condom Day (14th February), Australia’s only socially responsible condom company, HERO, and national non-profit Marie Stopes Australia, are proud to announce their new partnership to address rising demand for adequate and regular supply of free issue condoms. The two organisations have partnered with the shared vision […]

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AIDS Conference 2016 – Durban

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

As the HERO Medical Scientific Officer and Impact Ambassador, I recently had the privilege of attending The international AIDS Conference in Durban South Africa ( July 16-22 , 2016)   as both a panellist in the discussion about prevention and treatment of HIV and as a presenter on the issue of aging and HIV in Botswana. […]

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Why Sex Is Good For Your Health

by Juliet Allen in 1. (H)EALTH

Regular, healthy sex is fun and pleasurable and creates a unique opportunity to experience intimacy and connection with your sexual partner. Sex is also very good for your physical and mental health and wellbeing. The benefits are endless, so I’ve put together a list of my top favourites. Next time you choose watching TV over […]

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Top 3 Condom Myths {De­bunked}

by Juliet Allen in 1. (H)EALTH

It seems that in today’s day and age, the topic of condoms still remains largely taboo. Many people feel as uncomfortable talking about condoms, as they do talking about sex. So why is it that people don’t feel comfortable talking about them, and more importantly, why aren’t they using them regularly? Myths about condom usage are common in […]

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Ebola Survivors Should Use Condoms Indefinitely

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned the public that the Ebola virus may survive in semen long after it is undetectable in other bodily fluids. Consequently, they have recommended that men who survive Ebola use condoms after recovery until more is known about transmission through this mechanism. The announcement comes after […]

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3 Reasons Why Sex Will Boost Your Immunity This Winter

by Juliet Allen in 1. (H)EALTH

Winter is coming, and with it we often see a rise in the common cold and flu. Whilst lying in bed sniffling and sneezing, it’s likely that your desire for sex will be at an all-time low and there’s nothing worse than feeling ‘un-sexy’. Believe it or not, engaging in more sex at this time […]

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Botswana Battles Against ‘Extinction’

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

If there is anywhere in the world where a model for the treatment of HIV and Aids is needed, it is Botswana. This landlocked country in southern Africa has the highest incidence of the condition, almost 40% of its adult population being infected. The average life expectancy has just fallen below 40 years for the first time since 1950.

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HERO CONDOMS PARTNERS WITH THE AUSTRALASIAN INSTITUTE OF SEXUAL HEALTH MEDICINE TO MAKE SAFE SEX COOL AGAIN

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

Did you know that the “past decade has seen rate of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) increase in Australia?” Many recent studies have been done that outline the surprising numbers around the increase of HPV and HIV in young people, as well as an increase in STIs in people of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander descent, […]

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#COSMOCOMMITS

by David in 1. (H)EALTH

STIs are a serious concern in Australia. Over the last ten years, there has been a significant increase in the number of reported cases. Chlamydia rates have quadrupled and eight out of ten diagnosed cases are amongst  people between 15 and 29 years old!   HERO takes this seriously and we want to help out […]

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