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NOTE: Orders will be processed and delivered to DPH's central mailroom within 2 weeks of order submission.

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Contact Information:

Zachary Zimmitti
Community Distribution Center Manager
Phone: 860-247-2437 x312
Email: cdc@aids-ct.org

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Connecticut Community Distribution Center Program

Overview

The Connecticut Community Distribution Center Program (CCDCP), located in Hartford, is an initiative of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. It's purpose is to increase the availability of safer sex educational and medical materials to prevent the transmission of HIV and many other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Male and female (internal) condoms, when used correctly and consistently, are very effective in preventing the sexual transmission of these infections.

Through CCDCP, eligible organizations may request free condoms, personal lubricant, dental dams and finger cots, when available. These organizations then provide items at no cost to individuals in their communities. We encourage individuals to support these local resources as a channel to acquire condoms.

Due to necessary CCDCP limitations, eligible programs should explore all options for acquiring safer sex materials including commercial suppliers. The CCDCP is not intended to be the sole source of condoms in Connecticut, even for organizations whose focus is HIV and STI prevention. The CCDCP should be utilized as a complement to other resources. Since resources for the CCDCP are limited, we periodically adjust the size of fulfillments; this is in fairness to all agencies who request safer sex supplies and to make safer sex supplies available to as many organizations as possible.

We are also encouraging our community partners to develop and/or refine strategies for effective local distribution of condoms and promote the use of condoms, practice of safer sex, and management of sexual health.

How to Register:

  1. Please read the entire FAQ below before using the webstore
  2. Go to http://ctdph-cdc.aids-ct.org
  3. Click on "Sign in" in the top, right corner
  4. Enter your email address and click "Create an account"
  5. Complete all required fields and click on "Register"
  6. Your account will be placed under review and you will be notified by email when you are approved to place orders*

*Allow at least one week for account review. Please be aware that due to time and personnel constraints, some requests may take longer to process. If you have not received notification after five business days, please send a clear and concise e-mail directly to cdc@aids-ct.org.

How to Place an Order:

  1. Once you have been approved to place orders, log in at http://ctdph-cdc.aids-ct.org
  2. Items can be found using the menu categories or the search option
  3. Click on "Add to cart" to add items to your order
  4. Click on "Continue shopping" to add items, or "I confirm my order" to finish
  5. You will receive a confirmation email with your order details

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to share how you think that we can improve the CCDCP, please contact Zachary Zimmitti, Community Distribution Center Manager, at cdc@aids-ct.org or 860-247-2437 x312. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is eligible?

  • Not-for-profit organizations;
  • Health care facilities (not individual practitioners); and
  • Government agencies

Are for-profit businesses able to request supplies?

No. Businesses are instead encouraged to work with local eligible organizations so that their patrons’ safer sex needs are met. These businesses may also purchase condoms through commercial suppliers. CCDCP supplies, including those obtained indirectly from eligible organizations, must always be provided to individuals in the community for free.

May an individual order condoms or lubricant?

Currently yes, though individuals wanting condoms for their personal use are encouraged to first contact local eligible organizations. Please refer to this list for local health agencies that provide free condoms. (COMING SOON!)

What supplies may be requested?

There are a variety of male (insertive) and female (internal) condoms, lubricant and other supplies from which to choose. Please consult the CCDCP online Product Descriptions.

Are female condoms available?

Yes. The FC2® female condom, sometimes known as the Reality® condom, is one of the items which may be requested through the CCDCP. These are also referred to as Internal Condoms and may easily be adopted for use with anal sex.

Where can I get more information regarding the CCDCP?

If you have questions regarding the Connecticut Community Distribution Center Program which have not been answered here, please send an e-mail to cdc@aids-ct.org.

Please Note:

No assurances are made that specific products will be available at the time that orders are fulfilled. In offering these items, we are not making any endorsements of them, nor are we making a qualitative assessment of them as compared to other products that may be commercially available.