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Condom usage in South Africa has fallen, so the government is set to boost use in a fairly unusual way - by advocating the use of flavoured johnnies.

According to the BBC, South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), showed that HIV had risen from 10.6% in 2008 to 12.2% in 2012.

It's been suggested that the fall in people using condoms is because those infected with HIV are being given effective treatment at state clinics, which means they're living longer.

South Africa's health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi's, has said that condoms use is falling because "standard-issued choice condoms just aren't cool enough."

'We need to inject enthusiasm into the condom campaign, and we are about to start rolling out new types of free, coloured condoms which are also flavoured," he said.

The flavoured condoms will be given out for free at universities and colleges.

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