For International Condom Day, Feb. 13th, AHF Says, “Wrap Your App!”

HIV/STD prevention, safer sex and condom usage will be the focus of
31 events held in 13 states across the U.S., with focus on youth and
mobile dating apps.

‘Wrap Your App’ campaign features smartphone-themed graphic promoting
safety.

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS
Healthcare Foundation
(AHF), the largest global AIDS organization
operating in 35 countries, again celebrates International Condom Day
(ICD)—a February 13th holiday observed in conjunction with Valentine’s
Day—by promoting prevention of STDs, HIV and unwanted pregnancies
through free condom distribution and safer sex awareness events and
activities. AHF will activate over 160
events worldwide
, including 31 in the U.S. This year’s International
Condom Day theme in the U.S. is “Wrap Your App!” The campaign promoting
safety and HIV, STD and pregnancy prevention is a nod to tech savvy
individuals built around a smartphone-themed graphic showing a menu of
apps. The ‘Wrap Your App’ campaign follows on the heels of the powerful
AHF dating
app billboard campaign
that prompted Tinder to create a Health
Safety Section page on its mobile app listing and linking to HIV and STD
testing service locations.


“With dating apps revolutionizing the way people —especially youth— are
dating and hooking up, it is essential we be prepared for the
repercussions this will have on STD and HIV rates among the next
generation. We must engage teens and young adults now about the
importance of protecting themselves with condoms, regardless of where or
how they meet their partners,” said Albert Ruiz, Director of Wellness
Programs for AHF.

Domestically, AHF will host events across 13 states: California;
Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Louisiana; Mississippi, New York, North
Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia; Washington; and the
District of Columbia. These events are aimed specifically at youth, who
account for 1
in 4 new HIV infections
.

Events range from on-campus condom rallies and HIV testing drives
(including a head-to-head testing competition between rival HBCUs
Benedict College and South Carolina State University), to a “Love
Thyself Women’s Workshop” at the South Side Help Center in Chicago, to a
community health fair at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

“We’re also excited to unveil our 2016 International Condom Day song, “Wrap
Up Your Love,”
a parody of Justin Bieber’s latest hit “What
Do You Mean?”
We hope that ‘Wrap Up Your Love,’ which rides on
Justin’s considerable coattails, transcends borders to bring renewed
attention to the importance of safer sex and condom usage in a
lighthearted manner,” added AHF President Michael Weinstein.

Internationally, AHF partners will deploy similarly-themed awareness and
prevention International Condom Day campaigns under the slogan, “Wrap
Your Love.”

For a list of AHF’s global and domestic and ICD events, visit http://www.wrapyourapp.org

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
592,000 individuals in 35 countries worldwide in the U.S., Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
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Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director,
Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org