A small group of pyjama-clad young people handed out condoms on busy Robson Street yesterday to promote safe sex and to raise funds for HIV/AIDS awareness.

“We’re making people aware that AIDS and HIV is still an issue,” said Joanne Dolan, a spokeswoman for The Body Shop Canada outside their Robson Street location.

“There are ways to prevent it and one of those ways is practising safe sex.”

The Yes, Yes, Yes to Safe Sex campaign, which kicked off in Vancouver yesterday, features in-store condom giveaways and posters.

The store will also donate $5 from every sale of a new “tantalizing” lip butter and aims to raise $340,000 in Canada for youth HIV/AIDS education around the world.

To kick-start the promotion yesterday, a group of young people, dressed in red and cream pyjamas with “Yes” written on them passed out brochures and condoms.

“It’s not just in Third World countries where the spread is greater, it’s right here as well,” Dolan added.

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