Condom Fashion Show marks Aids Awareness Week in US

Students in the US used condoms in a fashion show to raise awareness of Aids.

Hosted by the Cultural Forum, the Condom Fashion Show was held at the University of Oregon's EMU Ballroom last Friday (December 3rd), the Daily Emerald reports.

Those taking part were encouraged to use their imagination to create costumes made from the contraceptives, with everything from fairies to housewives strutting their stuff, the news provider explained.

Lingheshwari Kakkanaiah, a junior at the university and contemporary culture coordinator at the Culture Forum, said: "I really like the Condom Fashion Show because it is a fun way to display such a serious topic. Usually it's a bunch of scary statistics with Aids."

The event was held as part of Aids Awareness Week and many of the models also created outfits fashioned on football jerseys.

On December 1st, a special Busk-a-thon was held at Southwark tube station in London to raise money for the Terrence Higgins Trust and mark World Aids Day.