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gay news stories, 11/18/94
Date: 23 Nov 94 21:27:15 EST
From: Guillaume LATZKO-TOTH <email@example.com>
Last Week Before International Day Against Aids in Paris
Emotion is growing in Paris, which will become the world capital for fighting
Aids for two days, on 30th November and 1st december. On this occasion, a
Village of Associations will be settled down, gathering all groups and
organizations who, in a way or another, take part in the effort of prevention,
information, and moral or material support for people dealing with the disease.
One of the main coordinators of these events is the C.R.I.P.S. (Regional
Centre for Information and Prevention of Aids). This nearly-governmental
organization wants to give an opportunity to young journalists and students in
journalism to show their skills; it seems an original way to involve young gays
and hets in the struggle against the virus. Every one who is interested should
contact Manuel Mercier at the C.R.I.P.S. at this number: (33.1) 53 68 88 88 as
soon as possible.
Minister of Health Wants Free Condoms for Youths
French Minister of Health Philippe Douste-Blazy said he wished condoms could
be obtained freely, and particularly by young people. Invited in a TV program
dedicated to "Love and Youths" on "France 2" channel last saturday night, the
Minister reminded that some french supermarkets already sell condoms for 0.50
FF, whereas the average in Europe is 3 to 5 francs. He also pointed out that the
operation "one condom for one franc" has been a real success since it was
launched last spring.
Mr Douste-Blazy also pronounced himself in favor of a toll-free phone line on
sexual matters for young people. This proposition may not be sheer coincidence
since the program "Chela Ouate" was presented by "The Doc" (Christian Spitz),
well known for his radio program "Love n' Fun" which first broke the ice and
taboos about teenagers and their sexuality.
A New Magazine About Sex For Teens Sponsored By Ministry Of Education
The first issue of "Jaimes" (Journal Associatif d'Information Multiforme
d'Education Sexuelle) is now available in France. The acronym ("I love", in
plural) is highly symbolic for a magazine designed for teenagers between 15 and
20. The authors started it after they realized the failure of all official
prevention policies in the first country in Europe by the number of HIV-positive
It will provide complete information about sex, love, and "human behaviours"
as they say.
"Jaimes", issued every two months, contains 40 pages and is available on
subscription for 120 FF per year. To subscribe, contact Jaimes abonnements, BP
7, 93260 Les Lilas, France.