Have a Beer and a Condom!

Project Promote started by Cape Town’s SAB (South African Breweries), has partnered with the National Department of Health, the South African Business Coalition to deliver condoms across the Western Cape.

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They distribute 400 condoms to 117 taverns that they supply beer to with every order, between Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and the West Coast.

 Approximately 5.7 million people in South Africa are HIV positive, ranking them as having the largest population of infected people in the world.  HIV/Aids is an epidemic crisis.

A spokesman from SAB, Sanele Gaqa said that reducing the number of HIV/Aids infections was one its priorities. Gaqa also says, “It’s been six months and (most) tavern owners love it”.

“SAB has delivered 350,000 condoms in the Western Cape and more than 10 million condoms across the nation, believing that with every 500 condoms distributed at least one new infection is averted – a calculation by John Stover, founder of the Future Institute.” – Cadet News Agency, Cape Argus

Bar patrons also have reported that they love this way of promoting safer-sex and have found having free easy access to condoms at their local bar is not only convenient (if they get lucky) but also spreads an important message to engage in healthy safe-sex.

 

[Source – IOL Lifestyle]

 

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