[messengers] Bike messengers deliver condoms as part of Swiss health campaign

Date: 6 Jul 2010 13:14:07 +0200
From: Joe Hendry <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx>


Bike messengers deliver condoms as part of Swiss health
campaign

 

By Catherine E. Shoichet

 

CNN, July 2, 2010

 

(CNN) -- As part of a campaign to fight AIDS, Swiss health
officials are offering a new twist on safe sex: condoms delivered to your door.

 

 

Switzerland's
Federal Office of Public Health began a new program Thursday giving people in Geneva, Bern and Zurich the chance to
order condoms by phone.

Young people should always carry condoms with them, the
office said in a news release Friday, but now bike couriers will arrive -- in
an hour or less -- to "come to the aid of those who have forgotten."

 

 

For 8 Swiss francs (about $7.50 U.S.), messengers will deliver
three condoms.

The project, which lasts throughout July, is part of the
country's "LOVE LIFE STOP AIDS" campaign.

 

 

"The couriers are simply the perfect people to remind
people in a pleasant way of our message that one should always have condoms
available," campaign manager Norina Schwendener said.

 

 

The Swiss AIDS Foundation is a co-sponsor of the campaign,
which stresses that people should always use condoms during sexual intercourse,
she said.

 

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