South African hoteliers to distribute free condoms to fans for safe sex

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London, Jun 10 (ANI): Fans visiting South Africa for the 2010 World Cup will get free condoms so that they have safe sex.

A group of South African hoteliers will be distributing 160,000 free condoms to urge World Cup guests to "play it safe".

The condoms are among one million to be given out by the Department of Health during the tournament in a country with one of the world's highest HIV-infected populations.

They will be left in rooms at about 100 hotels. Instructions for use will be included, The Times reports.

"We are distributing one million condoms across the country," said Kai Crooks-Chissano, project manager at the South African Business Coalition on HIV/Aids.

"We thought one of the best places for condom use might just be in the bedrooms. Good sex is safe sex."

The condom packaging has been branded in partnerships with tourist associations and hotel chains.

Cape Town Tourism adopted the message "play it safe in Cape Town", while the Southern Sun chain will offer condoms branded "I am responsible" at 60 hotels. n estimated 5.7 million South Africans are HIV-positive, according to the UN Aids agency. (ANI)

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