MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade County is revealing a Miami-themed condom with hopes of getting people to have safe sex.READ MORE: Taste Of The Town: Sink Your Teeth Into Authentic Cuban Sandwiches At Sanguich de Miami
The newly branded condom is part of the “Getting 2 Zero Awareness” campaign.
County and Health officials are hoping for zero new HIV infections, zero stigma and zero discrimination.
As of 2016, Miami-Dade County had the highest HIV infection rate in the United States.READ MORE: Davonte Barnes Charged In Mass Shooting Outside NW Miami-Dade Banquet Hall
There’s nearly 27-thousand people living with HIV in Miami, that is one in 85 adults.
The condom, set to launch on Valentine’s Day, is Miami-themed, with orange and yellow colors and palm trees.
“If you look at it, if you turn it to the side you can the sunrise so we hope its a new beginning to what we’re doing,” Rene Diaz, Executive director for the office of Community Advocacy said..MORE NEWS: CDC Backs Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots For Seniors, Some Others
He continued, “It takes only one time to get infected. We’re hoping this new branded condom will get people excited about using it.”