Today, the Rubbers Meet the Road in Dallas County Commissioners Court
Here you fill find Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zach Thompson's 23-page briefing prepared for this morning's meeting. In it, he writes:
There are an estimated 13,540 persons living with HIV/AIDS in Dallas County. The prevalence of persons living with HIV has increased by 34% over the last 5 years, mainly because persons with HIV disease are now living longer. ... Affected populations in Dallas continue to be predominantly in the gay community; however increasing rates of new infections are being observed in minority populations. This is reflective of a national trend where African Americans and Latinos are now bearing the heaviest burden in incidence rates.Thompson, who told the paper version of Unfair Park last month that "Condom distribution is not a silver bullet," is asking the commissioners to lift the distribution ban.
Update: By a vote of 3-2, the Dallas County Commissioners voted to allow the distribution of condoms again.