Dallas County may end condom ban

Posted on 22 Dec 2008 at 12:01pm

Dallas County has the highest HIV infection rate in the state. It’s also the only county in the state that prohibits public health workers from using condoms in education and prevention programs. But two county commissioners, Democrats John Wiley Price and Jim Foster, are hoping to overturn the county’s 13-year-old ban on distributing condoms in high-risk neighborhoods, The Dallas Morning news reports today. The question is, can Price and Foster find a third vote among the three Republican commissioners? The other question is, what is this, 19-fuckin’-80?

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