Condom Distribution Could Help Curb HIV in Mozambican Prisons, U.N. Official Says
April 16, 2009
Distributing condoms in prisons could help curb the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among inmates and the wider community, Brian Tkachuk -- regional adviser for HIV/AIDS in African prisons for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime -- said Tuesday in Maputo, Mozambique, during a public health seminar, AIM/AllAfrica.com reports. Tkachuk said that condom distribution would protect not only inmates but also their families and communities after the inmates' release. According to AIM/AllAfrica.com, some African countries, such as Burundi and Lesotho, already distribute condoms in prisons.
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