Durex calls people to #ComeTogether against a new deadly pandemic

 With over two years in lockdown brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is another pandemic that the public needs to be concerned about. UN...

 With over two years in lockdown brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is another pandemic

that the public needs to be concerned about. UNAIDS recently reported new public research
which revealed the existence of a more transmissible and damaging variant of HIV. While this
newly identified variant does not represent a major public health threat, it underscores the
urgency of speeding up efforts to halt the HIV pandemic which continues to take a life every

As part of its advocacy to halt the spread of HIV, Durex calls everyone to come together to stay
protected. Remaining as steadfast and driven as ever this 2022—despite the challenges
brought by the pandemic—Durex pursues its advocacy of raising awareness on the importance
of condom use as means to help stop the HIV pandemic and the spread of sexually transmitted
infections (STIs) in the country.

Data from the Department of Health (DOH) shows that HIV cases in the Philippines are rising
rapidly and that 30% of new HIV cases are those between 15 and 24 years old**. Furthermore,
the DOH says HIV cases increased mainly because in 2020, there was a 61% decline in HIV
testing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that only 35% of Filipinos use condoms***

With the alert level now downgraded to level 2 in Metro Manila and many parts of the country,
Durex is anticipating that more people will be very eager to go out and reconnect with their
partners. These couples are those who hardly saw each other or those who saw each other too
much during the lockdowns- leading them to experience low libido or loss of interest in sexual
activities. And as Durex champions everyone’s right to pleasurable and safe sex, they say
reigniting romance must be done responsibly.

As the world’s number one condom brand and global experts with over 90 years of experience
in the sexual well-being industry, Durex stands firm in its advocacy of helping stop the global
HIV pandemic. Their mission is to educate and promote awareness on the benefits of safe sex
to curb the spread of HIV, AIDs, and other sexually transmitted infections. 

Durex continues to dispel the notion that wearing a condom makes sex less pleasurable- thus
making non-users more at risk to HIV and STI. In fact, Durex’ wide assortment of condoms offer
different benefits to help provide various sexual sensations while at the same time provide the
quality standard of protection. 

Since 1929, Durex has been making condoms with the finest raw materials. From ribs and dots,
extra sensitive, extra thin, to made-to-make-it-last and more shapes, sizes and sensations,
Durex condoms make sex feel good. Durex also offers lubes that are designed to bring
smoothness and extra stimulation to sexual experiences.

Despite COVID-19, and the existence of a more transmissible variant of HIV, Durex believes
couples should still be able to live life to the fullest and enjoy its perks- like enjoying pleasurable
and safe sex. And one way to do this is to reignite romance with passion while staying
protected- and to #ComeTogether with Durex.

*UNAids (2022) Identification of fast-spreading HIV variant provides evidence of urgency to halt the pandemic and reach all with testing and treatment.
https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2022/february/20220207_hiv- variant

**Department of Health (2021). HIV/AIDS & Art Registry of the Philippines.

***Department of Health (2021). 2020 Annual Report: Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic to the Philippine HIV Epidemic.

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