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Should Condoms Be Given in Schools

- Each year there are many unwanted babies born, or even worse aborted in this country. Many which are born to young people with little or no education about condom use and sex. With a little education about condom use and safe sex many of these unnecessary pregnancies could be prevented. Many parents do not educate their children about sex; therefore the burden usually falls on the schools. Condoms should definitely be readily available in the school system, along with a Sex Education program that includes how and why to use condoms properly....   [tags: condoms, schools, sex education,]

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Health Belief Model: Condoms and Sexual Risk

- Sexual Risk Teen Pregnancy Prevention (Condom) Section 1- Health Belief Model The health belief model (HBM) is a psychosocial model that was developed during the 1950’s by social psychologists of the U.S public health services, and this model was used to explain why people failed to participate in disease prevention and detection programs. The theory is one of the most health behavior theories, which is used to explain behavior change and maintenances, but often times used to predict behavior outcome (Glanze, Rimer, & Lewis, 2002)....   [tags: health belief model, condoms]

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Why High Schools Should Provide Condoms and Sexual Education for Students

- My research paper is about why high schools should provide condoms for students, along with comprehensive sexual education programs. I hope to enlighten the reader about sexual education in high school by answering these questions: How will providing condoms keep students safe. Will sexual education benefit kids. And finally, did not having sex ed affect the generation before us. My view is that most teens are going to have sex, it’s natural and instinctual, but making teens less ignorant about sex and provide them with a way to practice safer sex will result in less teenage pregnancies, STDs, and smarter choices regarding sex....   [tags: sexual education, condoms, youth]

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- Condoms The word condom is probably derived from Latin "condus" meaning receptacle. Another explanation is that the gut condom was invented by the English army doctor Colonel Quondam in around 1645 and that the word is a corruption of his name. We do not know who invented condoms, but we do know that they were in use. There is evidence of this in the writings of Marquis de Sade, Casanova and James Boswell. The latter, a Scottish lawyer and writer, protected himself against sexually transmitted diseases by using a linen condom....   [tags: Sex Protection Condoms Descriptive Process Essays]

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Condoms and the Illusion of Safe Sex

- History repeats itself. Even today different issues arise that are quite similar if one takes the time to notice. Early in the twentieth century, smoking cigarettes became popular in America (“The #1 Preventable” 1). The average person had little awareness of the negative health effects of smoking other than perhaps throat irritation and coughing. In the 1920s, companies began claiming their brand of cigarettes was physician tested and approved (“Cigarettes were once” 2). With this in mind, the general public believed that smoking was not harmful at all....   [tags: Sex Educaion Essays]

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Distribution of Condoms in Schools

- The topic of distributing condoms in high schools had caused a great deal of debate over the last decade. Those that favor condom distribution say that distributing them will ensure teenagers practice safe sex, and the rate of teenage pregnancy will decline dramatically. Those that are against distributing condoms, say that giving them out will encourage early sexual activity and promote the idea that premarital sex is okay. What about letting parents help kids make decisions about their futures....   [tags: Sex]

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Is Condoms A Bad Thing?

- Limbaugh claims that distributing condoms in school is a bad thing to do. Limbaugh is against passing out condoms in school. On the other hand, his opponent’s claim young people are going to be promiscuous and there’s no way to prevent it, in return they need to be supplied with a safe barrier to protect themselves. Limbaugh wonders whose theory says “The youth are going to engage in it no matter what, there’s no way to prevent it.” Limbaugh states, why only apply that reasoning to sexual relations....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Should Condoms Be Legalized?

- Condoms in correctional facilities were first issued in the state of Vermont in around 1987. Issuance of condoms has been a bill that has been in parliament for a while. There are states, which allow condoms to be issued in prisons like New York, Washington, D.C. and Mississippi. There are states that had not legalized this bill into law like California, which they recently did. There was a worry that there could have been an increase in the spread of HIV in prisons hence the move to issue condoms in prisons....   [tags: Human sexual behavior]

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British Pregnancy and Condoms

- ... The goal of its teenage pregnancy strategy is to have under 18- conception rate by 2010. “Teenage pregnancies are rising; so are drunkenness, sexual offences and crimes of sadism.” Adolescent pregnancy occurs in all societies but the level of teenage pregnancy and childbearing varies from country to country. The level of adolescent pregnancy varies by a factor of almost 10 across the developed countries. In order to reduce teen pregnancy and aid there should be formal sex education programs....   [tags: education, teenage pregnancies]

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Spreading the Usage of Condoms: Preventing or Inviting?

- Based on the data by United Nation AIDS (UNAIDS), the spread of HIV/AIDS in Indonesia was the fastest in Southeast Asia and most of them caused by sexual intercourse. One of the ways to decrease the number of this case is by using condom in sexual intercourse, which is called safe sex. Then, to celebrate the World AIDS day on 1 December, Ministry of Health made a program named Condom National Week as a campaign to spread the usage of condom by giving free condoms and information about HIV/AIDS to couples and young generation in several cities....   [tags: AIDS-HIV, sex education]

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Case Study on Aids and Condoms

- Case Study on Aids and Condoms The AIDS virus is spreading rapidly throughout India and Brazil. Due to the differences in culture and political policies, these two countries are attacking the AIDS epidemic problem in two totally different ways. On one hand, Brazil plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars for teaching public AIDS awareness mainly to married women and Carnival goers. In comparison, India's government has identified specific targets of their society in order to reach the public and spread the information about AIDS awareness....   [tags: Free AIDS Essays]

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- Why people do not use condoms Many men and women prefer unprotected intercourse or using another contraceptive method rather than using a condom. Among currently married women of reproductive age, only 5 percent use condoms for contraception worldwide, and only 3 percent in less developed regions of the world, according to United Nations estimates of contraceptive use. In this chapter we a re going to analyze or try to explain why some people don’t use condoms. In order to do this, we used some theory of the book ‘Social Psychology’ (7th edition) by David G....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Advertising Durex Condoms in Egypt

- Advertising and promotion: Egypt ranks very high among developing countries, with 324 radios per 1,000 people, 122 television sets per 1,000, and 40 newspapers per 1,000. However, high costs of broadcast media advertising present a major obstacle, even when regulations prohibiting advertising for pharmaceuticals are waived. Some broadcast contraceptive advertising did appear for government and NGO services, but not commercial services. Pharmacies depend instead on outdoor signs, reaching limited audiences....   [tags: Business Marketing]

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Condoms, STDs, & Pregnancy

- During the 1980s, efforts increased to alert the public to the dangers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and unintended pregnancy, yet these problems have increased. Adolescents and young adults have been especially hard hit. Pregnancy and birth rates among teenagers are at their highest levels in two decades. Research has demonstrated that consistent condom use is an effective way to prevent the transmission of HIV and other STDs and in the prevention of pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Against Condoms in School Debate Paper

- Against Condoms in School Debate Paper USING CONDOMS IN SCHOOL – CLEARLY NOT A GOOD PLAN In a large amount of schools across America, this has become a disturbing trend. Schools are handing out condoms to kids. This is wrong on so many fronts that I cannot even begin to name them. The fact that people argue this fact astounds me. I cannot believe this action was even considered. I will name a few points that I believe are the most prominent and powerful arguments for my case. Firstly, the free condoms DO encourage kids to have sex....   [tags: social issues]

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Marketing Condoms to Teens is Ethical and Necessary

- Is it ethical to market condoms to teenagers. Advertising catches the attention of everyone – both young and old – but seeking to “feast” on the most vulnerable – the young. With the young seeking adventure and wanting to learn and become experienced, they are captured by everything they see and hear, whether the information is ethical or unethical. Over the years, sex has become an important part of the media through advertising and sales in a world where sex is important. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American children will view an estimated 360,000 advertisements that have sexual innuendos on television before graduating from high school....   [tags: Teen Sex]

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Distribution of Condoms in Public High Schools

- Distribution of Condoms in Public High Schools Coinciding with the onslaught of the new millennium, schools are beginning to realize that the parents are not doing their job when it comes to sexual education. The school system already has classes on sexual education; these classes are based mainly on human anatomy. Most schools do not teach their students about relationships, morals, respect, self-discipline, self-respect, and most importantly contraceptives. Everyday students engage in sexual activity, many of them with out condoms....   [tags: Teaching Education Argumentative Sex Essays]

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Mandatory Condoms Free Of Charge And Without The Spread Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases ( Stds )

- In the mid-1990s, 400 Secondary school throughout the United States (U.S.) introduced a program that enabled students to easily obtain condoms. The intention of this initiative was to reduce the number of unwanted teenage pregnancies and stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), including HIV. In Seattle, Washington State, condoms were available in school health centres. Students could obtain condoms free of charge and without the need for parental consent. The condoms were located in baskets next to pamphlets on condom use, HIV and abstinence....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Factors Associated with Non-Condom Use among Homosexuals

- There are several literatures discussing the importance of condoms in prevention of sexually transmitted diseases; the findings and conclusions of these studies were more or less similar especially among the young population. The youth represent the cohort with a substantial risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infection (Bull, S et al, 2012). Although the risk of acquiring such infections is common among heterosexual couples, male to male sexual behaviour has been considered as the primary risk factor for STIs, especially human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (Geibel et al, 2010)....   [tags: condoms, std, hiv, aids, gay sex]

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Various Options of Birth Control and Their Effectiveness

- ... If used incorrectly your chances of getting pregnant increase by 14 percent. It is not as effective as breastfeeding. Spermicide is not as available as condoms , but it can still obtained over the counter. No doctor is needed, but since there is so many adverse and warning with the product a care provider should be involve. It can cause an increase chance to obtaining sexually transmitted disease. Frequent physical checks are recommended. A nurse needs to make sure patient reads the label to know what to do before applying....   [tags: cost, hormones, condoms]

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Difficulties People with AIDS Go Through

- Executive Summery This case is about the difficulties that people in different parts of the world have gone through with AIDS. From, the infected, families related to the infected, governments investing time and efforts to prevent future AIDS outcomes. The major problem for us would be, culture and education. It is challenging enough trying to change people’s minds about some matters, especially if they are related to touchy topics like sex and diseases. Our main recommendation is to invest in sexual education, informing everyone about it....   [tags: education, cultural issues, condoms]

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Should Birth Control Be Available to Teenage Girls?

- Birth control is not available to teenage girls without a parents consent, yet condoms are. In this paper I will be telling you about why I think teenage girls SHOULD be able to get birth control without their parent’s permission. Now first off I want to say that I’m not over here supporting teen sex, and I do understand that most people think that if you’re going to have sex in the first place, you should be able to ask for help and protection when you need it. I do agree with that, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s still going to happen....   [tags: parents consent, condoms]

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Teaching Teenagers About Safe Sex

- For many years now, individuals in all states have been attempting to teach teenagers about safe sex. Administrators have designed special classes and foundations worldwide in order to help out with this subject. As said by K4Health, “The term ‘condom’ first appeared in print in 1717, in an English publication on syphilis, although its origin still remains uncertain” (Stryker). The reason why schools should be giving teenagers condoms is because most teenagers do not tell their parents that they are sexually active....   [tags: school, education, condoms]

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Birth Control: IUD Insertion and Removal

- ... The Mirena is almost identical to the ParaGard there are just a few slender differences. The Mirena is a birth control which is used for up to five years, and unlike the ParaGard, you need to use condoms for seven days after it is inserted. Mirena contains a low dose of the hormone progestin. The benefits of Mirena consist of a smaller amount of menstrual cramps, it can be used while breastfeeding, and is less likely to discontinue working while other medications are being taken. Mirena side effects may include headaches, lower abdominal or back pain, infection, perforation, acne, breast tenderness, breakthrough hemorrhage, infection, periods may possibly discontinue after one year of us...   [tags: pills, condoms, side effects]

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Sexual Behaviors of Street Workers

- Survey was carried out in Padua, North-East Italy between January 2001 and January 2004 among 98 female street sex workers to determine knowledge of STIs and condom use. This study revealed that majority (40) participants were in the age group of 21-23 years. 35 participants were started their sexual profession in the age of 15 and 18 years and 36 after the age of 18 years. 60 participants were using a condom at every time. The younger girls used a condom less frequently than the elder girls. Majority (85%) of participants did not use a condom with non-paying partners....   [tags: survey, std, condoms, ]

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Should Teens Have Parental Consent to Receive Birth Control?

- As we see in the world today many teens are becoming mothers before they finish high school or before they turn 18. Although some teens are on birth control already many are not because they are afraid to tell their parents which may lead to their parents thinking they are sexually active. Moreover, teens usually find themselves in a professional clinic trying to seek different options of birth control but they are derailed by having parental consent or notification. Many clinics have a policy were teen needs to have parental consent to receive birth control....   [tags: pro consents, condoms, hiv, aids]

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Critical Analysis of an Article on HIV/AIDS Prevention Issues for Women

- ... This mainly includes poverty and disempowerment because women in lower living standards tend to be treated poorly by men since they are not seen as equals in society. Secondly, changing attitudes and behaviours of men will be an important issue to address because this concerns condom use against protection of HIV/AIDS. In order for this to be work, there must be social change in the cultures on beliefs and attitudes of men. Lastly, we need to understand that HIV/AID affects men and women differently; women are more susceptible physically and emotionally....   [tags: poverty, condoms, empower]

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Sexual Revolution and Methods of Contraception

- Sexual Revolution and Methods of Contraception Birth Control and Contraceptives The sexual revolution introduced a whole new idea of controlled births and the use of different forms of birth control. Contraceptives have been used since the time of the ancient Egyptians, but the sexual revolution introduced a whole new form and more efficient way to prevent conception of a child. The use of contraceptives helped control the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, lowered the percentage of illegitimate children, and reduced the risk of pregnancy....   [tags: Sex Protection Condoms Safe Essays History]

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Preventing Teenage Sex and Preganancy

- No recorded event in human history creates such joy, elation, or calls for such amazement as the birthing of a child. The excitement is so natural and exciting that most cannot resist the instinctual forces released within us when we are near a newborn. Although the experience is radical in itself, no adolescent should partake in such responsibility, especially mothering. Teen pregnancy occurs mostly between the 15-19 age brackets, although statistics show that ages can be well below. Teen pregnancy distresses the community financially and economically, but drastically upsets the world with struggles, disease, and possibly death of the teen and/or her infant....   [tags: intimacy, condoms, education]

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Taking an Inside Look at the Male Condom

- Technology has been used to provide the most effective methods for birth control and to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STI) for centuries. However, many factors prevented safe sexual intercourse practices and birth control, such as political, ethical and moral issues.The condom is one of the most popular and effective method of contraception, and is the only technology available that prevents both pregnancy and STI’s. The condom works by preventing direct contact between the penis and the vagina, and acts as a physical barrier to prevent sperm from being fertilized by an egg of the sexual partner....   [tags: effective methods of birth control]

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Condom Distribution in Public Schools

- ... For kids who do not have that motherly or fatherly figure to sit down and talk to them about the “birds and the bees” at the age of 13, and already made the mistake, why not take the extra step to inform and also protect them. Times have changed. Bodies are becoming more mature at an early age. Not everyone grows up with the same perspective on sex. Not everyone is taught to abstain from sex at an age where they can understand. Many people evolve into the person they are based on what they know and what they have been taught....   [tags: sex education, teenage pregnancy prevention]

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Condom : A Solid Foundation Of Community For Homosexuals

- Before the AIDS epidemic emerged in the 1980s, there was hardly a solid foundation of community for homosexuals. Class segregation, racial issues, and even gender roles displayed amongst homosexuals made unity amongst them impossible. The condom industry initiated homosexual communities to form with the rise of the AIDS epidemic, which in turn began the formation of the LGBT community. Eventually, the technology of the decades became common use for everyone, and information spread easily. This initiated exposure, and in turn advocacy, for the LGBT community, which ultimately resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2015....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, AIDS, Bisexuality]

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The Importance of Using a Condom

- The Importance of Using a Condom In a recent study performed at the University of New Orleans by Dr. Bruce M. King, only 20% of men reported using a condom consistently, while only 50% reported using protection with a new partner. The results of condom use or lack there of is clear: ? 2/3 of all STIs occur in people 25 years of age or younger ? By the age of 24, 1 in 3 sexually active people will have contracted an STI ? In 2000, 15- to 19-year-old women had the highest rate of gonorrhea compared to all other age categories....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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Male Condom and It's Use

- Male Condom and It's Use [IMAGE] [IMAGE] [IMAGE] What is a male condom. [IMAGE] * A male condom is a thin sheath that covers the penis during intercourse and is made of one of the following materials: * Rubber (latex) * Plastic (polyurethane);the best alternative for people allergic to latex * Lambskin · Male condoms can vary greatly in color, size, amount of lubrication and amount of spermicide....   [tags: Papers]

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Placing Condom Dispensers On Campus Ruinous Like A Great Decision At First

- Placing condom dispensers on campus ruinous like a great decision at first. But how does it make the college look. Yes, protecting the students from diseases is important. Or is it too personable for the college to get involved into their students personal life. I disagree, with the college’s decision to set dispenser in the bathrooms on campus. Intercourse is a sensitive and confrontational decision; most people don’t like to discuss that part of their life. With a decision like this, it can cause many problems between the college and its students....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Condom Hunt

- Contraception Condom Hunt 1. Location of store and Location of Condoms Wal-Mart store # 1081 3570 SW Archer Road Gainesville Fl, 32608 • The store is located in Butler Plaza next to gator mania. From the UF campus if you take North South Drive and make a right onto Archer Road and then another left into Butler Plaza you will easily see the Wal-Mart logo. • When you enter the store, just keep straight past the customer service desk and make a sharp left. Go past all the registers and the DiGorno freezers with all the pizzas in it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Condom Distribution

- Condom Distribution Condom distribution to adolescents has always been a very controversial subject. Margaret Pruitt Clark display's her views on this issue in her short essay entitled, "Condom Availability Promotes Health, Saves Lives." Clark has many good points about distributing condoms to adolescents and the reasons that these types of measures should be taken. I agree with many of her proposals but do not believe that the school environment is the right place to do this. The threat of HIV, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) among adolescents, has become a life threatening issue and measures should be taken....   [tags: Papers]

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The Condom Distribution Debate

- The Condom Distribution Debate      The topic of condom distribution in public schools has caused many heated debates throughout our country in the last decade. Proponents of distribution state that free condom distribution will ensure that teenagers will practice safe sex and that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy will decline. Opponents of distribution state that free condom distribution will encourage sexual activity and foster the idea that premarital sex is acceptable....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics Teens Sex]

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Using Condom Usage Offered Protection Against The Acquisition Of Syphilis

- Research Methods A. Study Design This study uses a cohort research method design. The qualitative facet of the study design assessed whether condom usage offered protection against the acquisition of syphilis. This cohort study was conducted in conjunction with a qualitative and quantitative survey of various ethnic groups, age groups, and workers (particularly sex workers). Hence, this survey will use a mixed method research study design. B. Setting of Study The study is centered around poor neighborhoods in New York City (Bronx- Mott Haven, Hunts Point, Brooklyn--Brownsville, Coney Island, East New York, Manhattan-Central and East Harlem, Queens--Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Staten Is...   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Gendered Discrepancies: Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors in Relation to Condom Usage

- In terms of the results of Wang’s (2013) study, they mostly aligned with his hypotheses along with showing even more information than he thought would be present. For example, it was shown through the sample of women taking his online questionnaire that they were more likely to adhere to societal norms when it came to condom usage—for instance, they would be more likely to use contraception due to the fact that they would not have to deal with consequences, such as an unplanned pregnancy or being ostracized society because of as much....   [tags: male, pregnancy, sexual intercourse]

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Is It A Broken Condom?

- “Luckily, she found out my hotel, after enquiring here and there, and came to return the excess money, I overpaid her. I was overwhelmed to see her simplicity and honesty – she was very young and charming too. She brought tasty fried rice for me, and I grabbed it fast as I was very hungry by the afternoon. I gave her some Kraft chocolates which she liked, but she didn’t open it, probably intending to carry back home for her child. I then helped open one pack and fed her a chocolate with my hand....   [tags: Tears, Crying, Emotion, What Happened]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus: Treatment and Drugs

- With a disease that doesn’t discriminate towards any group, HIV/AIDS is a disease that is impacting the world at an alarming rate. It doesn’t matter your age, sex, race, sexual orientation, this disease impacts every demographic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013), “Worldwide, there were about 2.5 million new cases of HIV in 2011. About 34.2 million people are living with HIV around the world.” There are many myths and confusion about this disease, and in this paper I’m going to discuss what HIV and AIDS are, as well as its impact it’s making around the world....   [tags: symptoms, Condom]

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The Healthy Love Intervention Plan Targets African American Women

- The Healthy Love intervention plan targets African American women, ages 18 and older, who are either not pregnant or not planning on becoming pregnant within the next 6 months. This intervention provides a one-time, 3-4 hour, session for a small group of women who share a social connection. The purpose of this program is to provide evidence-based information to reduce participating in unprotected sex, reduce number of partners, increase abstinence, increase use of condoms, increased self efficacy, and increase the number of women getting tested for HIV/AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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The Epidemic Of Hiv / Aids

- 1.0 INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS HIV. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which is a virus that specifically destroys immune cells (T-cells) in the human body. Overtime, the virus worsens and will propagate towards Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition that prevents the human body from resistance to infection, disease, and other pathogens. An international committee of scientists first discovered the virus in 1983, but controversy exists about its origins, see Appendix A....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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Teenage Pregnancy Is An Important Issue Today 's Society

- “Mom, should I wear the blue or red dress to prom?” There are many decisions facing teenagers today from what to wear to whom to go to the prom with. Parents are all about giving their opinions on those minor decisions. However, when it comes to major decision, it is usually friends that are influencing those. This has led to a major problem in today’s society. Lack of knowledge, lack of birth control, and misguided motives are three reasons teenage pregnancy is an important issue teenagers deal with today....   [tags: Birth control, Pregnancy, Condom]

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The Birth Of The Pill

- For thousands of years, people have used various birth control methods to limit the number of children in their families. Birth control encompasses a wide range of devices along with rational and irrational methods that have been used in an attempt to prevent pregnancy. It has been and remains controversial. Today, birth control is an essential part of life. In fact, 99% American women of childbearing age report using some form of contraception at one time or another (NIBH). In his book, The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution, author Jonathan Eig writes "For as long as men and women have been making babies, they 've been trying not to” (Gibson)....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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The Effects Of Sexual Education On Children

- Growing up children and adolescences learn many thing from how to write their names to riding a bike. One of the principal pieces of information young students learn from a classroom is proper sexual education. Sexual education is one of the few things taught in schools that will truly affect the rest of their young teen and adult lives. Education for this subject matter has many facets and ideas that are not completely covered or truly even talked about in many schools around the country. Sexual education is more than just knowing what male and female genitalia does or goes through it involves the use of contraceptives, emergency contraception drugs, the maintenance of sexual health, health...   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Condom]

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Hiv / Aids Education And Promotion Of Safe Sex

- HIV/AIDS was first diagnosed in China in 1985, and spread rapidly from 1989 among injecting drug users clustered in Yunnan province. Over the past two decades, HIV/AIDS prevalence has increased significantly due to several factors, including a higher population of migrant workers and the rise of the market economy (Jia et al., para. 8). HIV/AIDS prevalence is significantly higher in specific population groups in the country, including female sex workers, injection drug users, and men who have sex with men (Qian et al., p....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Aids And Its Effects On Africa

- Introduction It has been thirty-five years since the official discovery of HIV. Although great strides and advances in science have allowed those infected to live long productive lives, globally, millions have died. Of the many countries HIV and AIDS have afflicted, no country has been more impacted by the devastation of the incurable disease than Africa. “Sub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world. The gravity of this epidemic has made an impact and gained attention of organizations created to help....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Africa, Condom]

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv )

- Public Health Problem The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has haunted humans for decades by weakening the immune system so low that disease progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Once in the human body, the virus infects vital cells leading to the depletion of CD4 immune and increasing susceptibility to other life-threatening diseases such as tuberculosis, pneumocystis pneumonia, and giving cancerous tumors an environment to thrive (Bacelar et al, 2014). The virus is spread through semen, blood, breast milk, or vaginal fluid....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Safe sex]

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Prevention And Treatment Of Botswana

- Leading the journey in prevention and treatment program, Botswana has suit an sometimes country for many other sub-Saharan African countries. Botswana was the first sub-Saharan African region to foresee whole unreserved antiretroviral treat to people flowing with HIV, paving also for many other countries, in the province to follow. The slam of the treatment program has been diffuse. New infections have reduced significantly from 15,000 in 2005 to 9,100 in 20133, and AIDS-related deaths have dramatically subject from 14,000 in 2005 to 5,800 in 2013....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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The Internet Resources And Services That Provide Information On Methods Of Contraception

- There are various internet resources and services that provide information on methods of contraception. What I noticed from the majority of websites, is that they all provided generally the same information. Many of the websites provided information on the effectiveness on the contraceptive, how safe it is, the benefits, and disadvantages, how the form of contraception is used, and the cost. There seem to be quite a few resources provided on the topic of contraception, but not all provided information that was accurate, and some were inconsistent and difficult to navigate through....   [tags: Condom, Birth control, Hormonal contraception]

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Sexual Education : Children And Young Adults Learning

- Sex, It is a normal thing someone will experience in their lifetime. But, the question is, are children and young adults learning the correct way to keep themselves safe. Many states offer little to no requirement for Sexual education, or they offer Abstinence only education. There are a few states that do offer comprehensive sexual education but, bottom line is America has a horrible sexual education program. It is a state 's duty to decide what will be taught in a classroom. Regrettably, some states make it so adolescents are not receiving enough or not the proper information to defend themselves from the many dangers that come with the responsibility of sex....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Condom]

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) Or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- In America when someone thinks about an individual with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), they typically think of a homosexual male or possibly a prostitute, or maybe even a drug user that shares needles with his or her buddies. For the most part though, you probably don’t think of the lady down the street whose husband is rarely home, or the fishermen at your local farmers market. In Thailand however, these are very common examples of people who have HIV and AIDS, especially if they are in rural areas such as Northern Thailand (Surasiengsunk et al, 1998)....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Safe sex]

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Hiv And Aids : Aids

- Oladipo Okuboyejo HLT 2320 HIV and AIDS Aids is caused by the HIV virus and the illness weakens peoples immune system making them more burnable to infections and diseases. As time goes by, the conditions worsens. The criteria for HIV patients indicates an extremely weakened immune system after all, a person can have HIV without having Aids. This paper will talk about how HIV is transmitted from one person to person, how it is not transmitted too. It will also talk about what process the body goes through when one is infected the the virus and what then happens when it eventually develops into AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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The Difference Between Love And Infatuation

- According to the 8th grade sexuality curriculum from a small town in Minnesota, the physical education department says, they start with the male and female anatomy. They go over fallopian tubes, ovaries, and all the way to the scrotum and semen. They have to label worksheets of girls and boys bodies so they know all the reproductive parts of the body. Next they go over the pregnancy basics. This includes the three things in order for a pregnancy, which include sperm, ovum, and female reproduction system....   [tags: Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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Being Responsible About Using Protection

- Hey babe so we’ve been together intitmatly now for a about eight months and we have both been responsible sexually up to this point. Would you agree. Yeah I think we have both been pretty good about being responsible about using protection. Well we both have been in serious longer term relationships before eachother, additionally we both have had our short term flings up to this point. Yeah, where are you going with all of this. Well after the other night, we had a really great evening out with eachother, dinner was great, and the holiday light special in the botantical garden....   [tags: Condom, Birth control, Sexual intercourse, Term]

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Elderly Contracting Hiv : An Ongoing Issue

- Review of Literature The literature review from articles proves the validity of research by performing in- depth question about elderly contracting HIV is an ongoing issue. The older and elderly population is unaware that they can become in effected with HIV and AIDS (Eduardo, Lamb, Kandula, ,Howard, Muqisha, ,Kimanga, ,Kilama, Kilama, El-Sadr, &Elul, 2014). There is a clear understanding of how HIV and AIDS came into existing and start damaging people life. According to The Center of Disease Control and Prevention, The history of this virus began....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Immune system, Condom]

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Types Of Hiv : Hiv

- Types of HIV There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. Although both types of this virus can be transmitted via skin to skin and skin to body contact, there are differences (AVERT, 2014)(Wallace, 2009). HIV-1, is the virus mostly referred to when of HIV and hence is the type that can rapidly destroy the immune system and progress to AIDS. HIV-2, (rare and uncommon in most areas) is pervasive in West Africa. HIV-2 said to be less easily transmitted as the characterized in having a longer asymptomatic stage....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Condom, Sexual intercourse]

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Hiv / Aids Prevention Care And Support Project

- makes the public unable to get proper health education on many problems including HIV/AIDS and its consequences. Socio-Ecological Risk Model Individual— IV drug use, early age at first sexual encounter, multiple sexual partners, poverty, inability to afford condoms, improper use of condoms, gender, lack of education, low access to HIV testing and treatment, traditional medicine Interpersonal— polygamy and other traditions, social stigmas, bias against circumcision, rape, false beliefs about HIV/AIDS Community— lack of HIV education programs, cultural stigmas, lack of testing, counselling, and treatment programs, prevalence of sex workers Society— lack of or low funding for HIV/AIDS programs...   [tags: AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease, HIV, Condom]

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The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( Aids )

- As the definition provided by Tavares de Oliveira Figueirêdo et al. (2014), "The acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is an infectious disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)" (p. 3218). Many people around the world aroused an awareness of the threats of AIDS, and still new cases of infections are showing up on the raider each year. Educating people above and beyond rather than just handing out information is vital. In addition, giving support such as accessibility to health care, using sterile injecting equipments, and availability of condom is essential....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Sexually transmitted disease, Condom]

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Case Study : The Controversial Pill

- #TruvadaWhore: The Controversial Pill San Francisco “a self-proclaimed gay city” is home to two gay men who are partners. One is a HIV- and the other is HIV-positive. Max Cameron and Drew Sebastian are not only a gay couple with ordinary jobs, but both work in the porn industry. According to a documentary PSA from Fusion TV, they work for Treasure Island Media, who was under fire for health law violations, having their actor perform bareback scenes, which is sex without a condom, and having fellow HIV-positive actors star in their productions....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Human sexual behavior, Condom]

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Time For The Talk : Parents, The Birds And The Bees

- Time for the Talk As parents, the birds-and-the-bees talk with their child/children is one of the most dreaded points of their parenthood that they have to face. As a result, many parents tend to refrain from introducing their children to the subject altogether, and may end up backfiring with the generation of youth having to learn everything regarding to the birds-and-the-bees on their own. Though there are sex education classes in schools that teach the dos, don’ts, and dangers of the birds-and-the-bees, they tend to only scratch the surface of the subject, leaving the children with more questions rather than answers....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Condom, Pregnancy]

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The Effects Of Parental Violence On Children

- Cain is maturing like a normal adolescent, he has issues with his self-esteem, he likes to try to be cool like his peers and he is well-liked in his clique. However, lately he has been arguing more with me and my partner. In accordance to the slide on parental conflict adolescence, it stated reasons for increased conflict that adolescence brings are sexuality and imbalance in power dynamics. I found a porn video on the home computer and asked him about it, Cain got mad and told me that he will delete it later as he headed to his room....   [tags: Birth control, Sex education, Condom, Talk radio]

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The Prevalence Of Gonorrhea And Gonorrhea

- Minnesota had twenty one thousand two hundred and ninety eight cases of Chlamydia last year and four thousand and ninety seven cases of Gonorrhea (Minnesota Department of Health [MDH], 2015). “Over the past decade (2005-2015), Minnesota’s Chlamydia rates showed an overall increase of 61% while the rate of Gonorrhea has fluctuated but has shown an overall increase of 8%” (MDH, 2015). These are statistics on only two of the sexually transmitted infections the state is required to track. Minnesota Department of Health compiles statistics on the age groups that are most impacted from sexually transmitted infections....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, AIDS]

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Teenage Pregnancy And Sexually Transmitted Diseases

- In the mid-1990s, 400 Secondary Schools throughout the United States (U.S.) introduced a program that enabled students to easily obtain condoms. The intention of this initiative was to reduce the number of unwanted teenage pregnancies and stop the spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), including the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In Seattle, Washington State, condoms were available in school health centres. Students could obtain condoms free of charge and without the need for parental consent....   [tags: AIDS, Sexual intercourse, HIV]

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Sex, An Easy Conversation

- Since when is the topic of sex an easy conversation to have with children. Not knowing what age is appropriate to bring it up and also giving the list of all the outcomes and responsibilities that come with it. In most cases parents do not know that their children are being exposed to sex. They think that their children will not know about this topic until the parents give them what is known as “the birds and the bees” talk. What they do not realize is that the media and their fellow peers have beaten them to the punch....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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Hiv At The University Campus Center

- Next, I took an HIV test in the University campus which was provided by Step-Up incorporation and that counted as an hour in this assignment. I went to the campus center and there were people on tables taking blood samples, to get it tested. They refused to tell me on the phone, which really made me fear to meet them. When I went to the hospital the told me that I do not have HIV, and I asked about them telling me to come when the result is negative and thee said it is the hospital policy. In my country, people how were diagnosed with HIV or AIDS cannot survive, because they do not have agencies to support those people, lack of medication, and the lack of medical experiences....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, HIV/AIDS, Condom]

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The Hiv / Aids Epidemic

- Since the first occurrence of the world wide HIV/AIDS epidemic in South East Asia, Thailand has been a leader within the region in addressing HIV on a large scale, preventative level. In 1990, the 100% condom campaign targeting condom use in the sex work industry. Although sex work is and always has been illegal in Thailand, it is something that is tolerated by the Thai government. Although this means there is an increase in high risk behavior, it has made outreach to these populations easier, as they are not targeted for prosecution....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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Getting An Hiv / Sti

- As a female, I need to be careful to who I get active with and to know their history before taking a risk myself, and asking my doctor how to project myself from getting an HIV/STI’s. Human-being we are taking risks every day to prevent HIV/STI’s from spreading around. I interviewed someone that deals with all these issues. Talking to a specialist that works with these bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections, helps someone understand these STI’s more, and how to protect yourself from them....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexual intercourse, Condom]

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Aids : A Common Disease

- Introduction AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a lifelong disease caused by the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) virus. Can you imagine being sick with a disease that makes you even more sick for the rest of your life. In this paper, I will discuss the effects that AIDS/HIV has on people around the world, as well as different preventative techniques while also discussing what is being done right now in efforts to cure the disease. AIDS Overview To begin, I will discuss some information about AIDS....   [tags: AIDS, HIV, Antiretroviral drug, Condom]

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Young People And Hiv Prevention

- Approximately once every 3 days married couples have sex in America. That might seem like a small number but that doesn’t factor in people who aren’t married or in a relationship. With the nations high growing population, it is evident that sex is the factor. Many of them don’t even plan pregnancies and are financially unstable to support a kid. Many people have tried to come up with solution to high sex rate in the nation. However, the increase of sex education programs are able to target the people at a young age by decreasing the likelihood of sexual transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, family involvement can reduce early adolescents ' risky sexual behavior Sex education pr...   [tags: Sex education, Birth control, Condom]

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Aids, Inc., By Helen Epstein

- HIV is a serious issue that is commonly pushed off and considered an irrelevant topic. In “AIDS, Inc.” by Helen Epstein, the topics of lifestyle brands and government funded organizations were discussed, and provided readers with an understanding of the depths of the disease. The excerpt discusses programs (i.e. loveLife) that had the potential and opportunity to save and inform many lives, but failed to do so, which continues to be a problem today. Our government is capable of helping and educating those who are infected, and anyone who could become infected....   [tags: AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease, Condom]

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Sexually Active Teenagers Are Using Birth Control

- Studies show that not enough sexually active teenagers are using birth control. When using birth control a person is prescribed; pills, contraceptives, or shots in order to lessen or eliminate the chance of pregnancy and or sexually transmitted diseases and infections. For example there are condoms, which are one of the most common ways of preventing pregnancy and risk of getting STI 's and STD 's and most accessible for teenagers to get. Knowledge and the ability to get birth control by using contraceptives and condoms should be available to teenagers both girls and boys because there is higher probability of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases without access to these resources....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Pregnancy]

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- HIV infections in African American Males have been a national growing problem since the early 1990’s. According to CDC, In the United States, there are more than 1 million people living with HIV. 48 percent are afro American males. It estimate that around 1 million people in the United States will be diagnose with HIV in the up coming year with the lifetime risk of becoming infected is 1 in 16 for black males (CDC,2007). There is growing concern about the disproportionate increase of HIV among afro American males ages 13-19 with low social- economic demographics ( )....   [tags: Disease]

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Protect the Future

- Everyone is doing it. Assumptions, like this one, may prompt sexual activities among many teens. The amount of teenagers involved in sexual activity has drastically increased over the last several decades. Especially during the course of high school due to the outrageous status que with having sex. Due to such high numbers of sexually active teens, the distribution of condoms in high school could be implemented in every school district across the United States. Many individuals believe in using protection like condoms....   [tags: Sex Education]

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Women Have the Burden of Birth Control

- Worrying about getting pregnant is a pain that everyone who is sexually active has to face, or should face. The question is, who does that burden of worrying about getting pregnant fall on. As evidence will show, women take most of the burden or responsibility when it comes to providing contraception during sex. Women have more invested when it comes to sex due to the consequences that result from failing to protect against pregnancy. Looking at the burden of contraception in four different ways, the time involved, the cost of birth control, the physical side effects of contraception, and the effect due to failure of contraception....   [tags: Contraceptives, Birth Control Essays]

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College Campuses and Sexually Transmitted Infections

- College campuses have seen a rise, in the epidemic of Sexually transmitted diseases. Sexually transmitted diseases have quickly become a household name amongst Americans. The dangers and health issues related to acquiring a STD has been the reason why more attention has been brought to the STD epidemic. The reason for this attention is to hopefully, slow down the rate of STD’S amongst students. There is a very astonishing fact stated by the Agape Pregnancy Resource Center, “Nearly 80% percent of people that are infected with STD’s do not know it....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]

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HIV Infections in African American Males

- HIV infections in African American Males have been a national growing problem since the early 1990’s. According to CDC, in the United States, there are more than 1 million people living with HIV. 48 percent are afro American males between the ages 13-44(CDC, 2007). It is estimated that around 1 million people in the United States will be diagnose with HIV in the up coming year with the lifetime risk of becoming infected is 1 in 16 for black males (CDC,2007). However, there is growing concern about the disproportionate increase of HIV among adolescent African American males ages 13-19....   [tags: STD, HIV, AIDS]

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Should Sex Work Be Legalized?

- The stop-and-frisks from the New York Police Department are searching for some form of evidence to condemn the individual. Ultimately, this evidence usually presents itself as a condom, as it is one of the only common physical object described having a sexual intent. Due to this, many sex workers do not carry condoms or are afraid to because of the risk of arrest. In an interview with the Human Rights Watch, sex worker Anastasia stated that “If I took a lot of condoms, they would arrest me. If I took a few or only one, I would run out and not be able to protect myself....   [tags: HIV, AIDS, Sexually transmitted disease]

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