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Don't forget to take one on holiday

Using condoms is one way to practise safe sex and reduce the risk of catching sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, gonorrhoea, syphilis, and chlamydia. The poster reads “Don’t forget to take one on holiday. Remember, it’s not too late to buy some condoms.” This suggests the poster was put up in airports to remind people to practise safe sex when on holiday.

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Glossary: poster

Notice, usually printed on paper, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicise an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging.

Glossary: sexually transmitted infection

Any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse. STIs include HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea, some chlamydia infections and genital herpes.

Glossary: AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a disease caused by infections resulting from a weakened immune system due to the HIV virus. It leads to failure of the immune system and is usually fatal. It is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.