Wall of Shame: Locked condoms in CVS #2005 at 5870 Silver Road, District Heights, MD
Got some love from the Huffington Post last week; check it out and leave a comment:
An advocacy group founded in 2006 to promote access to protection against STDs has revived a countywide campaign calling for CVS stores to display condoms in unlocked displays.
In our September 2011 survey, we found that 30 percent of CVS stores in Prince George’s County, Maryland had locked up or otherwise inaccessible condoms. That’s simply unacceptable.
Please sign our petition urging CVS Caremark to immediately free the condoms and to adopt a nationwide policy guaranteeing freely accessible condoms in all of its stores.
And after you’ve signed, share us with your friends!
Check out the Washington City Paper’s 2009 feature on Save Lives: Free the Condoms.
Check out this article by Regan Hofmann at POZ Magazine on how to end HIV. The only thing we’d change is that instead of “distributing condoms,” we’d rather ensure long-term, sustainable, and equitable access to condoms at the community level. Because, let’s face it, having a basket of free condoms at the Health Department doesn’t help you out at 9pm on a Tuesday night when you need them. Of course, your local CVS will be open… but are their condoms locked up? Make sure they’re accessible when you need them! Follow us on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook to support our campaign.
Thirty years after people first started dying from a then-unknown virus, we face a thrilling tipping point in AIDS history. Leading scientists say the end of the pandemic is possible, maybe even in our lifetime. Now, the question is: How do we seize this moment? Here, we spell out our suggestions for what we need to lay HIV to rest. Click here for more.