International Condom Day 2019: Significance, theme of the Day & AHF’s initiative

International Condom Day 2019: Significance, theme of the Day & AHF’s initiative

Every year, 13th February is observed as International Condom Day. It aims at increasing awareness of using a condom as a contraceptive for safer sex. It helps to prevent Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) including HIV and unwanted pregnancies. AHF (Aids Healthcare Foundation) is an internationally known nonprofit organization that has been observing International Condom Day since 2009 with an aim to make condom essential for safe sex.

This day is purposely observed a day before valentine’s day to promote safe sex and reduce the spread of HIV and other sexual diseases. This day also aims to place condom as a healthy lifestyle choice.

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Theme of International Condom Day 2019

This year the theme for International Condom Day is “Safer is Sexy” AHF that operates in 43 countries observes a month-long nationwide tour with different events and programs. This year they will be celebrating the day with various seductive and burlesque style dances trying to attract people and thus raise awareness through their event.

Talking about the observation and events, AHF president Michael Weinstein said, “AHF is putting sexy back in safer sex. Our own brands of condoms Love and Icon send clear messages. Love is the best protection! A man can be an Icon by protecting himself and his partner.” The tour will be hosted in seven cities across the United States including Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Washington DC and Miami along with different events planned in over 50 countries worldwide.

This year, AHF will also be giving one million free condoms and provide free STD testing and HIV screenings at their events held throughout February.

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