This will happen tomorrow, which, as you probably know, is International Condom Day. There is only one way that this photo op could be improved, and that is if instead of 1 million condoms, Councilman Caraway accepted a donation of 1 million dildos (which also promote safe sex, it should be noted). The full release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Norma Olvera – (214) [redacted]
Councilmember Dwaine R. Caraway accepts donation of 1 million condoms from AIDS Healthcare Foundation in honor of International Condom Day Feb. 13
WHAT: AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is bolstering the city of Dallas’ public health offerings by donating one million free condoms to Dallas County Health and Human Services.
To announce the donation, AHF and Dallas officials are hosting a press conference at 1 p.m. Thursday Feb. 13 in the Flag Room on the sixth floor of Dallas City Hall.
The donations and press conference are connected to International Condom Day, an awareness day promoting safer sex through condom use observed annually on February 13 around the world, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. This year, AHF is hosting condom distribution events in 28 countries.
AHF is also marking International Condom Day with donations to state health departments in need of condoms, such as Dallas County Health and Human Services. Additional condom donations include five million free condoms given to multiple county health departments throughout North Carolina and about 4.5 million free condoms donated to more than 195 non-government organizations that requested them.
“Condoms have long proven to be among the most effective and reliable methods of preventing the spread of HIV and STDs, and all sexually active individuals should have the opportunity to access condoms for free or at very low cost,” said Bret Camp, Texas Regional Director for AHF.
“Condoms have long proven to be among the most effective and reliable methods of preventing the spread of HIV and STDs, and all sexually active individuals should have the opportunity to access condoms for free or at very low cost,” said Bret Camp, Texas Regional Director for AHF,
“We are thrilled to help make that a reality by supplying Dallas Health and Human Services with one million free condoms that can then be accessible to the multitude of Texans who utilize their services,” added Edward Jones of Advocacy for the State of Texas/AHF.
The 2012 Annual Texas HIV Surveillance Report conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services, shows 4,265 people in Texas were diagnosed with HIV in 2012, 781 in Dallas. Men of all ethnicities ages 20 to 24 accounted for the highest number of new infections throughout the state with 699 new HIV cases reported from this demographic in 2012. AHF has been providing testing, treatment and care for HIV/AIDS and STDs in Texas since 2012 through specialized clinics in Dallas and Fort Worth.
WHO: – Dwaine R. Caraway, Dallas City Councilmember, District 4
– Zachary Thompson, Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services
– Bret Camp, AHF Texas Regional Director
– Edward Jones, Dallas HIV/AIDS advocate
WHERE: Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St., sixth floor Flag Room
WHAT: 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13