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From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?
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From condoms to PrEP – what does ‘safe sex’ mean today?

CREATED ON // Saturday, 11 March 2017 Author // Andrew Shaw

Martin Holt from the University of New South Wales gave a lecture in Sydney last week on the notion of ‘safe sex’ from its creation in the eighties, to what it means today.

Holt thinks men’s awareness and understanding of the new prevention methods such as PrEP has developed rapidly, but history suggests that people may continue to define safe sex as condom use for a long time to come.

Pictured are two posters from a Red Hot Organization campaign in the early nineties. Red Hot is a not-for-profit, international organisation dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS through pop culture.

Watch Martin Holt’s lecture on safe sex

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Andrew Shaw

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Andrew Shaw is editor of QP [queensland pride magazine].

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