Tuesday, November 28, 2006

AIDS, HIV, and Condoms

20 Cent Condoms in France to be used to combat AIDS.
The French government said it would make 10 million cut-priced condoms available in high schools, night clubs, cinemas and hospitals to try to combat the spread of HIV- AIDS.

AIDS to be the 3rd leadind cause of death.
LONDON - Within the next 25 years, AIDS is set to join heart disease and stroke as the top three causes of death worldwide, according to a study published online Monday

The Governments keep passing out condoms thinking that this will solve the problem. This is a perfect example of insanity: they keep doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. If condoms are not working (it is clear from the two articles above that they aren't) in reducing the spread of AIDS and HIV then something new must be tried. When are we going to start learning from each other's mistakes?

Strange that the African countries that promote national chastity and abstinence programs over the condom usage and sex ed programs have declining rates of HIV and AIDS, while the other countries that pass out condoms have an increasing HIV and AIDS rate.

AIDS Declines in Zimbabwe, Linked to Behavior Changes

The decline appears to be linked to increasing levels of safe sex, says study author Simon Gregson of Imperial College London.

Most important, researchers say, is the substantial decrease in casual sex partners reported by Manicaland residents.

This, combined with increased abstinence by teenagers, may be contributing to the region's HIV decline.

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