Most of us can relate to thinking "Damn that I have to keep using condoms !â€ in spite of our knowing that consistent condom use and reducing our number of sexual partners remain our best defence against STIâ€™s (sexually transmitted infections) and HIV. Traditional condoms can interrupt the natural ï¬‚ow of a spontaneous act, are blamed by some for erectile dysfunction, and tops complain that condoms reduce sensation.
The documentary How to Survive a Plague, chronicling American gay activists' response to the early days of the HIV epidemic, has been nominated for Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.
The moving film is described as "the story of two coalitions… whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition".
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