Published in AIDS Weekly, September 18th, 2006
Statistics show that 20-26% of people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States have spent time in the correctional system. Despite the disproportionate rates of HIV cases in the prison population, the opposition to condom distribution continues to simply cite the illegality of sex in prisons as the "rationale" for why condoms should not be distributed.
"The reality is that sex in prison is taking place and it is an undeniable public health issue," said Oscar De La O, president of BIENESTAR, the largest Latino HIV/AIDS community based...
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