Mobile app helps in-the-mood New Yorkers find condoms

February 15, 2011 by MassDevice staff

New York City Health Dept. launches NYC Condom Finder app for Google Android and Apple smartphones.

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MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Mobile app helps in-the-mood New Yorkers find condoms. The New York City Health Dept. launched the NYC Condom Finder, a free iPhone and Android mobile phone application for locating the nearest New York City venues that distribute free condoms, NYC Condoms to be specific. The application allows those in seek of protection to determine their location through either their phone's GPS or by entering an address. "The NYC Condom Finder is a useful tool to ensure that New Yorkers have access to free condoms wherever they are in the city," Health commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said in prepared remarks.

Meanwhile, San Francisco lauched a female condom campaign. The Female Health Company (NSDQ:FHCO) is supporting the launch of San Francisco's social marketing campaign to raise awareness and use of the FC2 Female Condom among people living at risk of HIV infection, the company said. Its FC2 Female Condom remains the only method of female-initiated HIV prevention available with Food & Drug Administration 510(k) clearance, according to the company. Feb. 13 was International Condom Day.

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