CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateNEBRASKA: Condom Nation Makes Stop in Grand Island
By Shelby Fenster
July 18, 2013
KHAS-TV (Hastings, Nebraska) (07.17.2013)
Condom Nation visited Grand Island, Neb., on July 17 to remind individuals that condoms can protect them from more than unwanted pregnancies. The program also noted that even though people can purchase condoms almost anywhere now, the price might be keeping some American youths from buying them. According to Condom Nation Tour Program Manager Marco Benjamin, condoms averaged between $1.00 to 1.50 at retail stores and supermarkets while costing far less to manufacture. Benjamin said that lowering the cost of condoms would help lower the rates of HIV, STDs, and unwanted pregnancies. Condom Nation’s goal this year is to give away approximately 50 million free condoms through agency donations and street outreach.