A DeKalb County (Georgia) official explained why he distributed 3,000 condoms and other party favors for a woman's birthday party that was advertised as Atlanta's largest private sex 0rgy.
Cidney Green, who shamelessly bills herself as a swinger and sex phone operator, blew up overnight when Black Twitter promoted her 27th birthday party with the hashtag #ATL0rgy.
As these things go, the hashtag went viral, resulting in scores of men paying $175 apiece to attend the private sex party.
Rollingout.com spoke exclusively to Darryl Richards, the STD/HIV prevention coordinator at the DeKalb County Health Department in Georgia.
Apparently, Richards's job is to scour social media for signs of rampant promiscuity. When he spotted Green's party trending on Twitter.com last weekend, he leaped into action.
Richards told Rollingout.com his office got involved from a public health and safety standpoint.
He had good reason to be alarmed: according to Blackdoctor.org, Atlanta's HIV rates are worse than a third world country.
1 in 5 black men in Atlanta will be diagnosed with HIV in his lifetime.
Richards said his program supplied 3,000 condoms of various sizes for the #ATL0rgy party. His office also handed out dental dams (for the lesbians in attendance), antiviral lubricants and free HIV gift cards, in case the party's participants wanted to know their HIV status.
Richards confirmed that the items are available to anyone who throws sex 0rgies in the Georgia area.
He sad the program is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
Check some helpful information from the Rollingout.com interview:
Why was it important for the DeKalb County Board of Health to become involved? Did you inform your counterparts in other metro agencies?
The DeKalb County Board of Health Prevention Program isn’t involved with this event. We’re simply giving condoms and other materials and education to a group or organization just like we’ve done with others. It is important that we reach out to groups or events such as this to educate about the risks involved with unprotected sexual practices and offer free HIV screening and prevention education.
Just because you wear a condom is that a guarantee that you can’t get or transmit an STD?
Nothing is 100 percent. Using a condom serves as a barrier which can help decrease a person’s chances of contracting an infection.
What should be the three things you should do if your condom breaks at the #ATLOrgy?
If a condom is deployed correctly it will decrease the chances of it breaking or coming off. If the condom does break or come off, the correct thing to do is have a full panel of tests for any STI’s and HIV. If negative, some of the tests should be repeated in three months.
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