[RP TownTalk] Condoms, etc

Maureen E. Farrington freckles at portal.nothingbutshell.net
Tue Nov 28 17:45:38 UTC 2006

It is highly unlikely that a child who picks up a used condom can contract
HIV/AIDS.  From the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/hoax1.htm)

"HIV is not an airborne or food-borne virus, and it does not live long
outside the body. Even if small amounts of HIV-infected blood were
consumed, stomach acid would destroy the virus. Therefore, there is no
risk of contracting HIV from eating ketchup."

Regardless, it is unquestionably unhygienic.

I think the best thing we can do for that lovely little park is to light
it.  I'll bet anyone a shiny new quarter that making it harder to do
condom-related activities will decrease the amount of prophylactics in
the area.  It's already right there by the police station, so to my mind
the "cover of darkness" has to be the big draw for the area.  Let's change

I know I personally don't have time until after the holidays, but
organizing some townsfolk to clean the park some Saturday morning also
sounds like a good solution to me.


On Tue, 28 Nov 2006, Sue Collins wrote:

> Hm, previous posts bring up an interesting point.  I
> can't quite think how to say this without being too
> disgusting, but ARE the condoms "used" in the regular
> sense of the word, or could they possibly be used for
> carrying drugs, or something to do with drug trade or
> usage?   And in this day and age of AIDS and other
> diseases, I don't consider leaving used condoms around
> playgrounds as not being serious; supposing a little
> kid gets hold of one of these?  I wouldn't want to
> have my child have to get AIDS testing because of
> someone elses' stupidity.  As far as litter in the
> general sense, I also wish people would stop dumping
> their garbage bags at the public trash cans.  I'm not
> talking a fast food container or soda bottle, but at
> many of the public trash cans there are large
> Hefty-size bags of garbage, like someone just took
> their home trash and dumped it.  When I find trash
> dumped outside my apt. dumpster, I put on plastic
> gloves and "go into it" to see if there's any
> envelopes or other stuff which would identify who
> dropped the garbage.  I'm not sure if there's any
> ordinance in town against putting garbage bags at the
> public trash cans, but if town personnel could do like
> I do and locate the people who drop the bags, perhaps
> they could let them know that such a thing isn't good?
>  (Or that it's illegal, if that's the case?)  I know
> there's not any easy solutions to any of this;
> increased police patrols would be one solution, but
> unfortunately our police officers can't be everywhere
> all the time.  
> ____________________________________________________________________________________
> Yahoo! Music Unlimited
> Access over 1 million songs.
> http://music.yahoo.com/unlimited
> _______________________________________________
> TownTalk mailing list
> To post to the list, send mail to TownTalk at riverdale-park.org
> TownTalk-request at riverdale-park.org is for automated subscription processing only
> http://riverdale-park.org/mailman/listinfo/towntalk
> For more information about Riverdale Park, visit http://www.ci.riverdale-park.md.us

More information about the TownTalk mailing list