Activists exhibited fresh attention-grabbing campaigns at the XVII International AIDS Conference that ended in Mexico City on August 8, The New York Times reports.

Some activists wore condom costumes and others wore T-shirts that asked, “Got AIDS?” Posters featured condom-shaped superheroes flying through the air. In others, giant insects, representing the virus, were having sex with unwary victims.

“There is a need to renew and freshen efforts because the virus does not get bored, nor does it fail to find new people at risk every year,” said Dr. James W. Curran, the former leader of the AIDS Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.