An easy, sure and convenient way of preventing sexually transmitted diseases is the use of latex condoms. Condom is the sure and safe prevention against HIV AIDS. These at easily available in grocery shops and through vending machines located of public toilets, nightclub,and stations.
The freely distributed condoms at government hospitals are the non lubricated ones which are not liked by the public. In a country where a lady feels shy about asking for sanitary napkins the presence of another person, the purchase of condoms is out of the question.
The distribution system of commons is very defective, especially for a population which is highly inhabited. The outlets available for the purchase of condoms late in the evening need to be increased.
There is an urgent need for a better distribution system of good-quality condoms in which the identity of the buyer is not disclosed. This would encourage more men and may be even women to buy more condoms.
* Dr. Ram Bahadur Bohara is the Chairman of the of Nepal Alternative Medical Development Council and Advisor of Science Infotech.