Dallas city and county leaders are promoting safer sex
through a special donation of one million condoms.
Dallas City Council member Dwayne Caraway held a fist full
of condoms at one point during a City Hall event Thursday raising awareness about condom usage and safer sex.
The one million condoms were donated to Dallas County Health
and Human Services by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
The city and county plan to distribute the condoms for free
with an emphasis on areas of Dallas the health department calls "high risk"
for HIV infections.
"The reasons that we're seeing this increase in number of
HIV infections is number 1, lack of education, and number 2, individuals
engaging in unprotected sex and that is an issue," said Dallas County Health
and Human Services Director Zach Thompson.
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