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March 9, 2007

On Valentine's Day, the NYC Department of Health unleashed a new "secret weapon" in the fight against HIV/AIDS: the nation's first official city condom. During the morning rush hour, volunteers from ASC and other community organizations handed out more than 150,000 NYC Condoms across the five boroughs.

"Given ASC's long tradition of condom distribution, we were proud to join this impressive citywide effort to debut the NYC Condom," says ASC Executive Director/CEO Sharen Duke. "Condoms are a vital part of HIV and STD prevention. It's great that our city is leading the nation with the first-ever official city condom. ASC has distributed tens of thousands of condoms in at-risk communities over the years. The handsomely packaged NYC Condom gives us a valuable new tool in helping sexually active New Yorkers to reduce their risk of HIV infection."

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