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Stolen in Mexico City

"Condom-Mobile"
Stolen in Mexico City

The Condomovil, which has been touring Mexico for a decade dispensing condoms for the purpose of HIV/AIDS awareness and education, was stolen Sunday in Mexico City, according to the Associated Press. While the vehicle was recovered Wednesday, it was missing about 5,000 condoms and some educational equipment.

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The Condomovil, which has been touring Mexico for a decade dispensing condoms for the purpose of HIV/AIDS awareness and education, was stolen Sunday in Mexico City, according to the Associated Press. While the vehicle was recovered Wednesday, it was missing about 5,000 condoms and some educational equipment.

The Condomovil was easy to spot -- the side bears the image of a peeled banana, with the exposed "fruit" shaped like a condom, and a shirtless man saying, "I protect myself. Do you?" Media reports on the truck were helpful in recovering it, as citizens called police to update them on its whereabouts.

Police found the vehicle at a shopping mall parking lot. Polo Gomez, who coordinates the HIV/AIDS awareness tour, said the thieves left about 800 HIV tests and a 23-foot inflatable condom in the truck.

The Condomovil has distributed 1.2 million condoms to more than 700,000 people. It was purchased with a grant from the country's health department, which also donated the condoms. (Michelle Garcia, The Advocate)

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