Friday, October 07, 2005

What Marsha Says

Marsha Martin was the Executive Director of AIDS Action Council until a few weeks ago. Now she's the new AIDS Director for Washington, DC. DC's poor response to HIV has been repaid by one of the nation's highest prevalence rates. Marting has wasted no time in suggesting a couple of solutions:

Marsha Martin, the newly appointed director of the District of Columbia’s HIV/AIDS Administration, is calling for the availability of condoms in schools and the establishment of needle-exchange programs in Washington to combat the spread of HIV, the Washington Examiner reports. “We want condoms everywhere,” she said at a panel discussion on Monday. “We have already had conversations with the public schools. I want them everywhere."

In Texas, current law says that condoms cannot be distributed in schools in the context of a presentation on how to use them or their effectiveness. It still doesn't, as far as I can see, prohibit condom distribution. That doesn't mean that others see it that way, or, if they do, that condoms are distributed.

Are condoms available in your local school district? Community college? University?

1 comment:

Brad said...

I was given a condom at the orientation for my degree program here at the University of South Florida. I assume there are free condoms available for students who want them, but I couldn't tell you where to go for those.