If you want to know what it was like to live with HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, state prisons in Alabama or South Carolina in 2012 offer some tragic examples. —Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John writes in today’s Washington Post about conditions for HIV-positive prisoners in gaols in Alabama and South Carolina in the United States. Reading this, makes me feel very lucky that I don’t have to wander around with a white armband on, nor am I segregated from the rest of society because I am living with HIV.
According to nam, condoms should be able to be prescribed if there is a risk of HIV transmission, but this is stated as being in England, Scotland, and Wales—so what about here?
- Alabama Prisons Facing Lawsuit For Separating Inmates With HIV From General Population (hiphopwired.com)
- Gay Men and the HIV Stigma (everydayhealth.com)
- Human rights group questions need for HIV law; Health officials say it protects the public (mlive.com)
- The Failure of Criminal HIV Transmission Laws (verdict.justia.com)
- QUESTION: Is It Wrong For Prisoners With HIV To Be Segregated? (queerty.com)