Texas Drops Planned Parenthood From HIV Prevention Program


#1

Amid an ongoing battle over Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state Medicaid program, Texas health officials are cutting off funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program.

In a notice received by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast late Monday, an official with the Department of State Health Services informed the Houston-based provider that it would not renew its contract for HIV prevention services.

The long-standing grant, which funds HIV testing and prevention services, was set to expire on Dec. 31, according to the notice which was obtained by The Texas Tribune.

texastribune.org/2015/12/22/texas-drops-planned-parenthood-hiv-prevention-prog/


#2

well, planned parenthood does tell people they should NOT disclose if they are HIV positive…so I am glad Texas took this step.

The best ways to prevent HIV infection:

  1. Abstinence, one partner only, no sleeping around
  2. No sharing of needles
  3. Blood donations should be scanned for any signs of possible infection.

And no, condoms do not protect - the HIV virus is small enough to get through those holes.


#3

Good, with more and more states cutting off their funding, they will be slowly starved to death and will not be able to engage in their more nefarious activities.


#4

Well, not so much. It’s a little more complicated than that, especially if you are born with HIV. Here is a site from the CDC that may be helpful.

cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prevention.html


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