Today is Valentine’s Day but more important to public health, it is also the World Condom Day
Today which is widely celebrated as Valentine’s Day is also the World Condom Day. In line with this, the AIDS Health Care Foundation (AHF), an NGO, has announced it will distribute 1.5 million condoms in Nigeria as part of activities to commemorate the 2017 World Condom Day.
The Country Director of AHF, Adetayo Towolawi, made this known during the commemoration of 2017 World Condom Day on Monday in Abuja. He said that the distribution of the condoms, with other activities lined up for this year’s occasion, would help increase awareness on the use of condom and its role in preventing HIV and AIDS.
The director said that condom played an important role in the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
Premium Times reported that Mr. Towolawi said the day coincided with a prelude to the Valentine’s Day, noting that where people shares time with their love, HIV also found time to spread within the period.
“In order to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS while expressing sexuality, we need you to take care of your sexual and reproductive health by using condom correctly,” he said.
The country director said the foundation had been distributing condoms and conducting free medical outreaches. He disclosed that in the last five years, the foundation had distributed between 1.5 million and two million condoms annually.