To kick off the informal holiday of International Condom Day, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, will be launching its “Condom-Nation” tour. This tour will consist of a groundbreaking 6 month long 20-state big rig truck tour that will stop in various cities handing out millions of free condoms and safe sex information kits.
The president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Michael Weinstein, says that “Condom Nation is a serious, yet somewhat whimsical and creative effort by AIDS Healthcare Foundation to help promote increased condom use and to help make condoms more accessible and affordable.” Currently, the CDC reports that there are roughly 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV/AIDS and an estimated 20% of these people do not know they’re infected. The U.S. spends approximately $17 billion in HIV/STD health care costs.
The foundations hope is to raise awareness and spark conversations about the importance of condoms and safer sex behaviors. Condom Nation’s goals are to:
- Educate and raise awareness about safe sex practices
- Promote the use of condoms through education and advertising
Events in over 30 cities in 15 countries around the wold will have free condom distribution, HIV testing, and safer sex awareness events hosted by AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
ONE® Condoms is a supporter of universal access and use of condoms for everyone. ONE® donates a portion of every sale to HIV/AIDS prevention efforts at home and abroad.
How will you be celebrating International Condom Day?