Condom-wearing chile is center of February campaign | KOB 4

Condom-wearing chile is center of February campaign

Condom-wearing chile is center of February campaign Web Staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico health officials are wanting to raise awareness about STDs and they’re doing it, with a condom on a chile.


The department has posted the condom-wearing chile on all of its social media platforms in hopes of getting the word out.  The post comes with the slogan “Wrap it up! It’s your health – take charge and be safe! #CondomMonth.”

A recent report done by shows New Mexico with the 5th highest rate of sexually transmitted diseases. According to the CDC, 628 people out of every 100,000 are infected with Chlamydia, 168 per 100,000 with Gonorrhea.

According to that same report, an estimated 135 people were diagnosed with HIV in New Mexico, ranking 34th out of the 50 states.

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