Condoms on offer at festival

Published: November 6, 2014

The Phnom Penh Post
Sean Teehan
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While authorities at Phnom Penh’s Water Festival concern themselves with crowd control and other safety issues, the National AIDS Authority and a handful of NGOs are promoting sexual safety to revellers expected to enjoy the nightlife.

As it has at previous Water Festivals, the AIDS Authority is handing out condoms – this year about 250,000 – during the festivities.

It is also providing HIV/AIDS information and offering rapid HIV tests.

“We want the visitors, the boat racers who come to Phnom Penh to have a good time. Some of them go to sex workers, so we want them to protect themselves,” HIV/AIDS coordinating committee spokesman Veng Rachana said after overseeing efforts yesterday. “We can’t stop them from involving in sexual intercourse [with sex workers].”

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