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Condoms Outfit Safe Sex Fashion Show
Edited by Benjamin Parker - Wednesday, Sep 15, 2010
Playing it safe in style

(Reuters) - Playing it safe in style. A fashion show in Colombia featured 12,000 condoms in a bid to promote safe sex and to raise awareness about the risks of HIV and AIDS.

Organizer and model Belky Arizala says the fashion show has long been a dream of hers. Now, through her foundation, "The Soul Has No Colour", she's brought her dream to the catwalk, for the fourth time.

"This year the show has more of a voice because the main idea is to tell people to raise awareness about the use of condoms. Through a sensitive campaign using fashion we can start getting the message across in a much softer way so that people become more aware of the value of life."

According to UNAIDS, an estimated 33.4 million people worldwide are infected with the HIV virus. And about 77,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in Latin America in 2009.

If the humble condom becomes more fashionable, those numbers might shrink considerably.

1. awareness /əˈwernəs/ (n) (of s.th or that + clause) knowing something; knowing that something exists and is important; being interested in something: sự nhận thấy, sự hiểu biết, sự ý thức về

  • awareness of sexually transmitted diseases: sự hiểu biết về các bệnh lây nhiễm qua đường tình dục
  • a lack of awareness: sự thiếu hiểu biết, thiếu ý thức
  • community awareness: ý thức cộng đồng
  • public awareness: ý thức nơi công cộng
  • sexual awareness: ý thức (về) tình dục

     Usage notes:

  • VERB + AWARENESS have These boys and girls now have much greater awareness of HIV risks. | build, develop, encourage, foster, heighten, increase, raise The group is trying to raise public awareness about sex safety.

2. sensitive /ˈsensətɪv/ (n) that you have to treat with great care because it may offend people or make them angry or embarrassed: tế nhị, nhạy, nhạy cảm

  • a sensitive issue: một vấn đề tế nhị / nhạy cảm
  • Religion is a sensitive area. Tôn giáo là lĩnh vực nhạy cảm.
  • a somewhat sensitive question: một câu hỏi hơi nhạy cảm

3. infected /ɪnˈfektɪd/ (n) to make a disease or an illness spread to a person, an animal or a plant: lây bệnh cho ai, làm nhiểm bệnh ai

  • It is not possible to infect another person through kissing.
    Không xảy ra trường hợp lây bệnh cho người khác qua hôn nhau.
  • people infected with HIV: những người nhiểm HIV
  • VÀO ĐÂY xem thêm từ vựng về "HIV dương tính / âm tính"
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