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More Than Two Condoms? You're A Prostitute!

Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady of the Night: DC Cops Can Arrest You for Carrying More Than Two Condoms



Washington DC police can arrest a woman in any area they’ve declared prostitution free zone. And in a backasswards move to curb prostitution, carrying more than two condoms is considered proof of intention to prostitute.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been lucky enough to date 3+ condom types. And even with one shot wonders, the fact is condoms break and you may need spares. A smart dater brings his or her own just to be safe. And to make sure you have the brand you like.
But all of that aside, “you’re a whore for carrying condoms” issue puts prostitutes and their clients (not to mention their clients’ other sex partners) at risk for HIV/AIDS and other STDs. Washington DC has an HIV/AIDS infection rate of 3%, the highest in the United States.
Dr. Ray Martins, Chief Medical Officer at the Whitman-Walker Clinic, the largest provider of HIV care in the nation’s capital said
"If we know that three percent are currently diagnosed, the underlying number is probably five and six, or closer to five percent."

The Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization consider a one percent infection rate as the threshold for a severe epidemic. 

(Source)

As well as Washington, it appears that it is also a problem in San Francisco and New York! (For those interested, there's a campaign against the situation in Washington here.)
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