Price said in the statement that her comments were “provocative and rhetorical” and “part of a free-flowing conversation which has been taken completely out of context.”
“I do not support a quarantine in this public health challenge,” she said.
Metro Atlanta's LGBTQ community was quick to condemn the original statements.
"The comments from Rep. Price were incredibly disturbing," said Jeff Graham, executive director of LGBT organization Georgia Equality. "In this day and age, to be even mentioning quarantine around people living with HIV, there just really is no excuse for it. I was heartened to see that she made some recognition of this with the statement that she made over the weekend. I think that is a good start, but clearly, we need to go further than that."