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Japanese gay porn stars to promote safe sex in Taipei

2012/04/21 21:03:38

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Two Japanese gay porn actors are set to promote safe sex among the gay community at a party in Taipei Saturday, organized by a local group to mark the launch of its new services for gay people.

The two actors, Koh Masaki and Kong, will attend the party held at a gay club, according to the Taiwan AIDS Foundation, which is organizing the event.

"They have been invited to promote the importance of health education and the use of condoms," Bevis Tseng, a director of the foundation, told CNA.

Compared with more formal campaigns, "having the film stars talk about health education will be more effective among the gay community," Tseng added.

Unsafe sex among males is a major cause of HIV infection in Taiwan, according to the Centers for Disease Control under the Department of Health.

The party is being held in conjunction with the launch of a resource website providing information on health education and topics popular in the gay community such as fashion and fortune-telling, Tseng said, adding that those who attend the party will be offered an opportunity to be tested for HIV.

The following day, the foundation will also formally set up a center in Ximenting, an area in Taipei where gay people gather, to provide regular services for the gay community as part of its continued efforts in AIDS prevention.

Services available at the new center will include HIV tests, Tseng said, adding that visitors will also have access to books from Europe, Japan and the United States related to gay issues.

"We'll also have an area where visitors can sit and socialize," Tseng said.

(By Elaine Hou)