Just in time for a long holiday weekend, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation is partnering today with the Kansas City Free Health Clinic to give away oodles of free rubbers. AHF's "Condom Nation" 18-wheeler will be parked at in the Walgreens parking lot at Broadway and 39th Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. handing out condoms and offering free HIV testing. The truck is on a six-month tour of 25 states encouraging people to wrap it up. The advocacy group is aiming to pass out 10 million condoms over the course of its truck tour.
Holding the rubber giveaway at Walgreens is a somewhat odd choice given AHF's stance that condoms are unnecessarily expensive. In a blog post from a month ago, they take the pharmacy chain to task for inflating condom prices which, they say, can lead to reduced use. AHF says retailers should charge no more than 25 cents per condom.