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KG native has top condom

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Posted: Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:00 am

A Kew Gardens resident secured a narrow victory in the city’s condom design competition, winning with 23 percent of the vote.

Luis Acosta, a 29-year-old graphic designer, was the public’s top pick among five finalists selected by the Department of Health to develop new packaging for the agency’s free-condoms.

Acosta said his design, above, modeled after a universal power symbol, represents the power to take control.

“I hope my package design reminds people that they're in control,” he said. “We all have the power to protect ourselves from sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS and unplanned pregnancies.”

The free-condom program is designed to promote safe sex and limit the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

The winning design was selected through an online poll conducted in February.

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