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Condom store responds to new pope's condom ban by donating 30,000 "Madonna" prophylactics (15895)


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Health News
2005-04-30

Condom store responds to new pope's condom ban by donating 30,000 "Madonna" prophylactics





Condomania, the nation's first condom store, announced that it is responding to Pope Benedict XVI's opposition to condom use to prevent HIV infections by donating 30,000 condoms to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center and New York's Gay Men's Health Crisis. The condoms, called "Madonna" condoms because the packaging contains the licensed image of gay-favorite pop star Madonna, will be distributed to people who take HIV antibody tests at the agencies, Condomania officials say in a press release.

"Nearly 40 million people worldwide are infected with HIV--nearly 250,000 Americans don't even know they're infected," says Condomania CEO Adam Glichman. "The pope's unwavering opposition to condoms can only worsen this pandemic. Condom use and testing are critical to curbing the spread of HIV. While our selection of 'Madonna' condoms is admittedly irreverent, the reality of the situation is quite tragic. If this encourages even one person to get tested and use condoms, then we've helped."

For more information about Condomania, go online to www.condomania.com.



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