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Looks like the female condom alone won’t solve the HIV crisis among the District’s women: According to Tiffany West-Ojo, a rep from the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration, conversations about preventing the spread of HIV should touch on more than just protection—-they must also “focus on the sexual behaviors of Black women and heterosexual men in the Black community.” West-Ojo spoke at a March HIV summit organized by Divas, Making Our People Healthier that was covered by the Washington Informer.

The Informer paraphrases West-Ojo: “During a time when the nation and popular culture appear to accept open relationships or ‘hook ups,’ West-Ojo said Black women in the District must be more conservative.” West-Ojo added: “Everybody can have these open relationships, but it’s not a safe environment to have those kinds of relationships in D.C.”

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