Yes you are reading it correct, now you can get a box of free condoms home-delivered. A global charity, AIDS Health Care Foundation’s (AHF) launched ‘Love Condoms’ as a measure to reduce new cases of HIV/AIDS in India with the world’s third highest number. In India 2.1 million people are infected with HIV according to the United Nations, although the rate of infection is falling.

“We encourage individuals and organisations to send in a request of minimum one box (144 pieces). Delivery will be made within a week to any major city of India.
This is the first time free condoms for “all” have been introduced in the public domain here. Though the government provides free condoms to high-risk groups, over the years NGOs working with sex workers transgenders, Males having Sex with Males (MSM) and intravenous drug users (IDU) have complained about frequent stock-outs. “In 1999, the government began supplying condoms to dropping centres like Delhi Network of Positive People (DNP+), but discontinued it in 2004. The government supply has gradually trickled,” said 37-year-old Suzanne, a gay activist with DNP+.
Vending machines at railway stations that dispensed condoms for a minimal price by the government were also gradually vandalised. “Such vending machines can never work in India. People refuse to pay for condoms. Moreover, the metal machines were dismantled by the night and sold to scrap vendors,”
At the launch event, Terry Ford, Chief of Advocacy and Policy, AHF said she was unhappy with the services being rendered by the Indian government to HIV-infected people. “Government-run anti-retroviral therapy clinics close by noon everyday. How can you expect an HIV person to come in the middle of the day, leaving his/her job to seek therapy. We feel very frustrated. We work with governments all over the world but there’s nothing like Indian bureaucracy,” 

To Place an order

Request can be made on toll free number 1800 102 8102 or via an email to

Figures Speak

As per National AIDS Control Organization, 21 lakh persons live with HIV in India, but only 12 lakh are registered with the government. The missing difference include high risk groups like sex workers, MSMs and IDUs.
A further cause of concern is, as per the National AIDS Control Programme IV, only 17 per cent of the target for condom distribution among high-risk and vulnerable population has been met.


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