John Charles, MakurdiAs part of activities marking the International Condom Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Nigeria, on Tuesday, distributed 100,000 condoms to people in Makurdi, Benue. The non-governmental organisation also rendered free HIV/AIDS testing and counseling to 3,000 persons. The AHF site coordinator of ART Clinician and HIV in Nigeria, Dr. Shuaibu Joseph, disclosed this during the International Condom Day celebration organised by AHF in Makurdi. Joseph stated that the International Condom Day is usually celebrated on February 13th as a global event, a day before Valentine’s Day in a bid to promote prevention of STDs, including HIV and unwanted pregnancies through free condom distribution, safer sex awareness events and HIV Testing Services. “One of the major ways to be infected by HIV/AIDS is through sex; therefore, to avoid contacting HIV, use condom.
Source: Punch February 13, 2018 13:10 UTC