Washington, D.C. Not Safe for Hook-Ups?
Looks like the female condom alone won't solve the HIV crisis among the District's women: According to Tiffany West-Ojo, a rep from the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration, conversations about preventing the spread of HIV should touch on more than just protection—they must also "focus on the sexual behaviors of Black women and heterosexual men in the Black community." West-Ojo spoke at a March HIV summit organized by Divas, Making Our People Healthier that was covered by the Washington Informer.
The Informer paraphrases West-Ojo: "During a time when the nation and popular culture appear to accept open relationships or 'hook ups,' West-Ojo said Black women in the District must be more conservative." West-Ojo added: "Everybody can have these open relationships, but it's not a safe environment to have those kinds of relationships in D.C."
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