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United Kingdom: Cabbies in South England City to Hand Out Condoms

August 15, 2005

As part of a new sexual health initiative, taxi drivers in the seaside resort of Brighton will hand out free condoms to late-night passengers. The "Safe Ride Home" program, sponsored by condom manufacturer Trojan, will provide the Brighton-based Radio Cabs with some 60,000 condoms to give to any passengers who ask. "After a night out, many people find themselves in a position where they do not have condoms and often decide to take a risk. By making Trojan available en route to home, there is no excuse and the embarrassment factor of 'have you got a condom' is removed," said a spokesperson for Trojan, which is owned by Church and Dwight. From 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays -- typically the busiest nights of the week -- anyone inquiring will receive a black envelope containing two condoms and a pamphlet on contraception.

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Adapted from:
Agence France Presse
08.10.05


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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