Saturday, August 16, 2008

Beijing advocates safe sex during Olympics

Beijing advocates safe sex during Olympics
BEIJING, Aug. 15 — To advocate safe sex and AIDS prevention, Beijing’s health bureau distributed 400,000 free condoms to 119 contract hotels of the Olympic Games, as well as other hotels in the city, said an official with the bureau on Friday.

Jin Dapeng, the bureau’s Party chief, said the condoms had been put in more than 90,000 rooms of 424 hotels rated three stars and above.

The bureau also distributed 250,000 free pamphlets on AIDS prevention and control in contract and other hotels.

He said the authorities had trained thousands of Olympic volunteers to advocate AIDS prevention during the Games.

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