HIV, Drugs, and Sex Workers

Just read the article on Huffington Post with a title talking about “we can’t fight aids without stopping the war on drugs.”

Yea, preach, cool. But ummmm what about the issue of condom confiscation? How are we to have a generation without HIV when police officers have the legal right to confiscate sex worker’s condoms?

Forcing many, like the ones I interviewed in South Africa, to just not use them. Because if they are caught with condoms in their purses they are immediately arrested and detained for unspecified periods of time, robbed, or raped by those charged to protect the society.

I’m confused.

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