AHF Donates 1 Million Free Condoms to Dallas Health Department
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is donating 1 million condoms to Dallas County Health and Human Services in honor of International Condom Day (February 13)
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (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”
Press Conference on AHF Donation of 1 Million Condoms to City of Dallas
THURSDAY, February 13th, 1:00 pm
|Where:||Dallas City Hall|
|1500 Marilla St., 6th Floor Flag Room|
|Dallas, TX 75201|
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
|B-Roll:||Speeches by Councilmember Caraway and HHS Director Thompson|
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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 to the city, AHF and Dallas city officials are hosting a PRESS CONFERENCE at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 13, in the Flag Room on the 6th floor of Dallas City Hall.
Speakers at the press conference will include Dallas City Councilmember for District 4 Dwaine R. Caraway and Zachary Thompson, the Director of Dallas County Health and Human Services.
The donations and press conference are connected to International Condom Day, an awareness day promoting safer sex through condom use that is observed annually on February 13 around the world, in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. To celebrate the holiday this year, AHF is hosting condom distribution events in 28 countries worldwide.
In addition to the eye-catching events, AHF is marking International Condom Day with ample donations to state health departments in need of condoms, such as Dallas County Health and Human Services. Additional condom donations include 5 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. “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.”
According to the 2012 Annual Texas HIV Surveillance Report conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services, 4,265 people in Texas were diagnosed with HIV in 2012, of which 781 were in Dallas. Men of all ethnicities aged 20 – 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.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 280,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare