ISELIN, N.J., Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The makers of LifeStyles® Condoms, one of the nation's leading condom brands, today announced the launch of the #LetsChangeEverything social media campaign in partnership with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness for World AIDS Day on December 1, 2013.
The #LetsChangeEverything campaign implores individuals to "change everything" by encouraging a global conversation about HIV and AIDS on December 1st through a social media promotion around the #LetsChangeEverything hashtag. Until midnight on December 1, #LetsChangeEverything will ask the brands' nearly 200,000 social media fans and followers and their circles to unite in the worldwide fight against HIV by having users donate their statuses to AIDS awareness. For each status shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #LetsChangeEverything, the company will donate a condom, up to 20,000 condoms, to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to help prevent the spread of HIV.
"Nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV and almost one in five doesn't know they are infected," said Carol Carrozza, Vice President Sales & Marketing North America for Ansell Healthcare, the makers of LifeStyles Condoms. "We are proud to work alongside the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to raise awareness for World AIDS Day, and are grateful to work with an organization that shares our dedication to promoting HIV/AIDS education and prevention."
The condom maker will ask participants to craft their own messages using the #LetsChangeEverything hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or utilize a pre-written message to share. For example:
- #LetsChangeEverything I'm donating my status to promote #WorldAIDsDay and to change the way the world thinks about HIV and AIDs
- I just donated a condom to @AIDSHealthcare to support #WorldAIDsDay #LetsChangeEverything
- #LetsChangeEverything together. Start by getting tested. To find a HIV testing center near you visit freehivtest.net
The #LetsChangeEverything campaign for World AIDS Day comes on the heels of the #KnowYourStatus campaign which was conceptualized for National HIV Testing Day in June, resulting in over 12,000 dedicated status updates across participating platforms.
"One of our goals is to change the way people view HIV testing and condom use," said Whitney Engeran-Cordova, Senior Director of Public Health for AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). "We hope people begin to view these as routine health practices on par with dental visits and brushing your teeth daily, and also as a way to take pride in and control of your own sexual health."
- LifeStyles Condoms on Facebook: Facebook.com/LifeStylesUSA
- LifeStyles Condoms on Twitter: @LifeStylesUSA
- AIDS Healthcare Foundation on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare
About the LifeStyles Brand
Based out of Iselin, NJ, the LifeStyles brand was launched in 1985 as a U.S.-based consumer products division of Ansell Limited, a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products with operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. With over 20 styles of condoms and an assortment of other pleasure products on the market, the brand and its affiliates are some of the leading distributors of sexual health goods in the U.S. and Canada. More information on the LifeStyles brand can be found at www.lifestyles.com. For more information on Ansell and its other products, please visit www.ansell.com.
Ansell is a world leader in providing superior health and safety protection solutions that enhance human well-being.
With operations in North America, Latin America/Caribbean, EMEA and Asia, Ansell employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the personal protective equipment and medical gloves market, as well as in the sexual health and well-being category worldwide. Ansell operates in four main business segments: Medical Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Specialty Markets and Sexual Wellness.
Information on Ansell and its products can be found at www.ansell.com.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care and/or services to over 250,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare
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