5th Mexican Gay Youth March Aimed To Raise Awareness About HIV/AIDS
About 200 people on Friday in Mexico City participated in the 5th Mexican Gay Youth March to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and the risks associated with unprotected sex, EFE News Service reports. Participants marched through the city's main streets chanting slogans, such as "Not One More Infected Person" and "Equal Rights for Young Homosexuals." Some of the participants also dressed in costumes and distributed condoms. Josue Quino, head of the CAIPAJ gay adolescent and youth center, said the march was necessary to warn youth that a "single unprotected [sexual] encounter is enough to" contract HIV. Members from the Group of Mothers and Fathers for Diversity also marched in the demonstration, carrying signs that said "We're Proud of Our Children" and "Our Children Have United Our Families" (EFE News Service, 1/26).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.