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We are invited by an Australian HIV/AIDS NGO to speak about our clinic at a training session they have arranged.

We are invited by an Australian HIV/AIDS NGO to speak about our clinic at a training session they have arranged. Rugby Captain introduces us for 10 minutes, I talk about MSF for 10 minutes and a nurse talks about the services we provide, including treatment that is given to those who may have been in contact with HIV.   Our hosts give out free condoms, as do we in our clinic and all places of work. Later in the vehicle, rugby captain and I are chatting about condoms.

"Do you think we could give our female condoms in the clinic?" he asks.

I joke about how difficult female condoms are to use.

Then he explains: "Women on long bus journeys wear them. Just in case they get raped".

I stop smiling.

We had another earthquake last week. It woke me up. I don't know the details on it, but it was bigger than the last one. I enjoy them, it is like being on a rollercoaster while still at home.