American teenagers, particularly those in underserved communities, have lower rates of testing. Youth aged 13 to 24 accounts for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States. Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected.
Key highlights of b condoms HIV Testing Day initiatives include:
- Targeted distribution of b condoms to high school students in the highest impacted communities to address the challenge of access to condoms for teenagers.
- Circulation of preventive educational material about condom use and care.
- Support of nonprofit organizations that are specifically working with youth in prevention and treatment services in the country’s highest impacted areas.
"National HIV Testing Day presents a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and encourage youth to get tested," said Jason Panda, President and Chief Executive Officer of b condoms. "Testing is critical to stopping the spread of HIV and b condoms continues to combat the stigma and discrimination that keep young people from prevention and treatment services.”
b condoms are available online at Walgreens.com, Walmart.com, Drugstore.com, Amazon.com, and Whole Foods Market.
About b condoms
b condoms is a new American condom company that caters to the unique experience of youth culture around sexual health. We’re the first condom company created entirely from the ground up that is driven to show you culture and sexuality the way it really is – diverse, authentic, satisfying – not stigmatized and determined by big corporations or ideologues. b condoms are manufactured from premium natural latex and undergo vigorous testing to provide maximum pleasure and safety. The company also works with community organizations to encourage responsible health practices. For more information, visit www.bcondoms.com.