Join AHF for ICD eventsunder ourpopular theme “Always in Fashion,” as we demand better access to affordable and attractively-marketed condoms around the world in an effortto helpprevent HIV and other sexually-transmitted infections, and promote healthy lifestyles!
BUTWAL, NEPAL (February 12, 2020) : Show the worldhow condoms are “Always in Fashion” and why we urgently need to take advocacy for condom access to a higher level this International Condom Day (ICD) by joining AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF),the largest global AIDS organization with over1.3million lives in care across 43 countries, as we commemorate ICD with exciting events worldwide!
AHF has a long tradition of popular activities on ICD—an informal internationalcelebration typically observed in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. This year is no different – AHF country teams across the globe are planning entertaining and educational “Always in Fashion” festivities with a poignant advocacy message: People cannot take charge of their health if widespread stockouts, shortages and unaffordable pricesfor condoms continue! Help us spread the word by joining us for fun, advocacy and plenty of free AHF-branded LOVE and ICON Gold condoms!
In NEPAL, AHF Nepalwillbe commemorating ICD 2020 with the focus on educational and entertainment activities. Activities are focused in all districts where AHF Nepal is supporting Nepal Government to offer quality treatment and care services from the collaborative ART clinics:
AHF NEPAL AND PARTNERS CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL CONDOM DAY on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (10 am onwards) and other details of the events is as followings:
“Let us access free condoms from all the government facilities, NGOs and Network partners for dual protection” said NCASC Director Dr. Anuj Bhattachan. “Use of Condom during sex among PLHIV is also important in HIV prevention, no matter whether both or one among them are HIV positive” said NAP+N President Mr. Rajesh Didiya. AHF Nepal Country Program Manager Deepak Dhungel adds, “Let us talk about condoms and support our family and friends or sex partners to prevent HIV.”
“Getting free condoms to people who need them most has always been a priority for AHF, but we’re stepping up our advocacy even more around the world in 2020 to help break down barriers to access, becausecondoms remain the most cost-effective option we have for preventing HIV, STIs and unplanned pregnancies,” said AHF Chief of Global Policy and Advocacy Terri Ford. “The events held by our country teams bring community members together to learn how to best protect themselves and their partners and are also a blast for all attendees. We encourage everyone across the 43 countries where AHF operates to get out and find an‘Always in Fashion’ ICD event near you – we need your support to show the world the demand for condoms is strong and condom access must improve!”
“International Condom Day is also a great way to remind people everywhere that HIV and STIs are still major global health threats—but threats that can be avoided by regularly and correctly using condoms,” added AHF President Michael Weinstein. “There are 1.7 million new HIV infections annually and more than 1 million new cases of curable STIs every day, according to UNAIDS and the World Health Organization, respectively. That is unacceptable when those conditions are one hundred percent preventable—governments and global health organizations must do more to ensure people have easy access to free or affordable condoms.”
For a list of AHF’s global and domestic and ICD events, visit www.internationalcondomday.org
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.3 millionclients in 43 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.