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Israel AIDS Task Force strips off to encourage HIV testing

Gabby Jeffries May 14, 2015

The Israeli AIDS Task Force has stripped off to encourage LGBT people to test for HIV.

The Task Force – which works to prevent the transmission of HIV in the country – snapped photos for a new campaign ahead of Pride Month.

The campaign features a number of volunteer models in a ‘Garden of Eden’ shoot – under the heading ‘it’s best to know’.

The volunteers are pictured naked under the tree of knowledge, encouraging them to find out their status.

Prevention and advocacy coordinator Adir Yanko said: “The pride month is a great opportunity for us to spread our message – a simple test and safe sex can save lives. At the same time we must fight discrimination against HIV positive people”.

An Israeli football team recently received an official warning – after it used a flag for a corner.

Jerusalem football team Hapoel Katamon caused controversy when they replaced the traditional corner flags with rainbow ones during an official match.

Shlomi Barzel, head of the public relations department of the Israeli football Association, issued a notice to all league teams warning them that using outside flags of any type is strictly forbidden, such as the rainbow flag.

(Photo credit: Eli Bohbot, Ido Tadmor, Amira Buzaglo, Tal Kalai)

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