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Condoms

Condom distribution

Between Feb. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2015, the Prevention team will work with all AFC departments to distribute a minimum of 60,000 condoms at venues and sites where free condoms can be distributed.

Distribution locations include —

  • Partner agency sites, venue sites and health fairs where free condoms are distributed
  • Homeless shelters
  • Linkage sites where testing is being provided
  • Forums and conferences hosted by AFC

We will estimate the numbers of individuals accessing condoms at each site, provide education on condom usage, and provide information on prevention and supportive services.

Internal (female) condoms

Along with ARV-based prevention methods, AFC has long championed effective and affordable barrier methods of HIV prevention, including internal (female) condoms.

We are the home to the Chicago Female Condom Campaign, which is a coalition of HIV/AIDS, reproductive justice, women’s health and gay men’s health organizations dedicated to increasing use, access and awareness of female condoms in Chicago. The CFCC accomplishes this work by training health care providers on how to use and promote internal condoms, and facilitating workshops and presentations for organizations and community groups. We also partner with local governments and school systems to increase the availability of internal condoms.
 


AFC is also the secretariat of the National Female Condom Coalition, which is a partnership of U.S. and U.S.-based advocates, researchers, health departments, community-based and national organizations that shares resources and strategies to advances a mission to increase awareness, acceptance, access, and use of female condoms.