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New York: Five Finalists Picked in Condom Wrapper Contest

February 16, 2010

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on Thursday announced the five finalists in its competition for the redesign of city-branded male condoms that will be distributed for free at numerous locations this fall. A panel of public health and social marketing experts, local artists, and advertising professionals sifted through nearly 600 entries that were submitted online and through regular mail before narrowing down the field to five. Public voting on the design is open until 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 28. "We want to thank all of the creative New Yorkers who participated in the package design contest," said Dr. Thomas Farley, city health commissioner. "We still face an epidemic of HIV/AIDS and high rates of other [STDs]. When used correctly and consistently, condoms can prevent these infections as well as unintended pregnancies. Involving New Yorkers in this issue is one way we are reminding those who are sexually active to use condoms whenever they have sex."

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Adapted from:
New York Times
02.11.2010; Emily S. Rueb

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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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