In their hopes that the only souvenir that all who travel to the World Cup return home with are the trinkets that they intended to carry with them and declare in customs..........the wise government of South Africa has insured that it will have an ample supply of condoms on hand in support of the influx of men who will attend the games. Apparently they want to do more than merely look at men in shorts, kicking a ball around all day long.
Note: For purposes of balance - There are surely some people who will travel into SA and bring certain "surprises" with them as well.
Supplies of condoms will be doubled during next summer's 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which has about 5.7 million cases of HIV - more than any other country, according to Africa News.
Medical authorities in South Africa say they want to make sure there are plenty around in time for the games, which will be held in June and July.
"There's going to be a large number of people who will be descending onto the country," said Victor Ramathesele, general medical officer for South Africa's 2010 organizing committee. "There's going to be a spirit of festivity and there could be a more than usual demand for measures such as condoms. So there are measures in place to ensure that the condom supply is going to be ramped up during this tournament."
After years when the South African government failed to provide out lifesaving HIV/AIDSdrugs, the nation now has the world’s biggest anti-retroviral program.