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India: Games Village Gets Condom Refill

October 15, 2010

A ready supply of condoms helped make safe sex an important, if unofficial, event among the 7,000 athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, which were scheduled to end Thursday evening.

India's National AIDS Control Organization distributed 4,000 condoms to the athletes' residence at the Games Village on Monday. They are in addition to the 4,000 already distributed and the condoms available from more than 2,000 bright red machines throughout the city. The athletes are being supplied condoms by NACO, a division of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The concern with the athletes' health drew praise from Mike Fennell, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation. "It shows that there is use of condoms and I think that is a very positive story. Athletes are being responsible," he said.

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Adapted from:
Wall Street Journal

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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