In November 2002, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $100 million contribution to promote AIDS awareness. Shortly thereafter, the Indian city of Hyderabad paid tribute to the Microsoft chairman for his philanthropy. How so? He was presented with a condom eight feet tall.
[At the time, some four million people in India had HIV (the virus that causes AIDS).]
[Unions in the Philippines (a nation noted for its runaway population growth) have often demanded free condoms (typically three a week) in their collective bargaining agreements.]