Yazi is an expression of our shared passion for sexual health and technology. Sexual health is extremely important to us because we come from Sub Saharan African countries that are ravaged by the impact of HIV/AIDS. This is a prominent health concern that has stolen breadwinners, orphaned children and crushed families in already poor socio-economic living conditions. For instance, South African townships are widely regarded as the ‘epicenter’ of the global HIV epidemic - 6.8 million people living with HIV, and 140,000 HIV related deaths recorded in 2014 (UNAIDS). We hope that this mobile application can inspire a behavioral change, promote regular use of the male condom and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Of course, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) impact other parts of the world. Recently, the CDC in the United States of America reported a resurgence in the number of cases related to chlamydia (2.8%), gonorrhea (5.1%) and syphilis (15.1%), between 2013 and 2014. Chlamydia is the most common and can damage a woman’s reproductive system. All three STDs are curable with medication and one can decrease chances of contracting an STD by practicing safe sex. Yazi is an interactive and fun mobile tool that influences a positive attitude toward safe sex. This is a craze with longevity and a mobile app that empowers users to have sexual health in their hands. This is the first step in eliminating condom burnout and promoting safe sex for a better life!
Yazi brings Creativity & Fun to Safe Sex Education. Design condoms with emojis, selfies & colors!
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