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Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS

Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS


WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.

Writing for Crisis Magazine, prize-winning investigative journalist Sue Ellin Browder said the growing consensus among public health professionals is that condoms should only be used as a last measure of protection for persons involved in extremely high-risk activity such as sex-trade work.

Zenit News Agency reported yesterday on Browder’s conclusions. “So far, there’s no good evidence that condoms will reverse population-wide epidemics like those in sub-Saharan Africa,” Browder wrote. She offered evidence that dramatic increases in condom distribution in African nations paralleled an explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates within the population.

Citing statistics from South Africa, Browder stated that condom distribution between 1994 and 1998 leaped to 198 million from 6 million, but death rates from HIV/AIDS in the years between 1997 and 2002 saw a massive 57 per cent increase.

A report from the UNAIDS agency in 2003 confirmed the dangers of relying on condoms to protect against the HIV/AIDS virus. The report showed that condoms are ineffective in protecting against HIV an estimated 10% of the time. That estimate, although itself a major blow to population control activists who have consistently claimed condoms to be 100% effective, is still far lower than some studies which have shown more than a 50% failure rate.

Ms. Browder’s report echoes the warnings of multiple medical experts, among them Dr. Norman Hearst of the University of California, who raised the alarm on condom use as an AIDS preventative in 2004. Dr. Hearst presented statistics showing a marked correlation between increased condom sales in the African nations of Kenya, Botswana, and others, and a parallel increase in HIV rates by year.

Promoting abstinence and marital faithfulness has had the only significant measurable impact on reducing HIV infection rates in Africa. The country of Uganda has achieved an unprecedented reduction in HIV transmission rates, up to 18%, with a program known as the ABC approach—‘A’ stands for ‘abstinence’ and ‘B’ for ‘be faithful.’ ‘C’, for ‘condom use’ is suggested only as a last-ditch effort to find some protection from the disease, recommended as a partial safety net for those who insist on engaging in high-risk sexual behaviour.

“Most sub-Saharan African nations, following the pro-condoms model, continue to suffer from rising HIV infection rates. Ugandan surveys show a reduction in premarital sexual activity among Ugandan youth and a reduction in extramarital activity among adults,” wrote Population Researcher Institute’s Joseph A. D’Agostino.

Ms. Browder herself has blamed the sexual revolution in Western society for leading directly to today’s AIDS epidemic, stating that, “If truth be told, the revolution has been a disaster…. Today we have more than two dozen varieties [of sexually transmitted disease], from pelvic inflammatory disease…to AIDS (which presently infects 42 million people worldwide and has already killed another 23 million),” in an article for Crisis Magazine in 2004.

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She offered evidence that dramatic increases in condom distribution in African nations paralleled an explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates within the population.
Oh. Well them, clearly condom distribution is the problem here. I mean, cause-and-effect is surely the only way that we can explain two things occuring around the same time!!!!

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Citing statistics from South Africa, Browder stated that condom distribution between 1994 and 1998 leaped to 198 million from 6 million, but death rates from HIV/AIDS in the years between 1997 and 2002 saw a massive 57 per cent increase.
Again, clearly condom distrubution is the problem. NO MORE CONDOMS FOR AFRICA!

Okay, seriously? I don't need a "medical journalist" to tell me that the most effective way to prevent the occurance of STDs is abstinence. Condoms aren't distributed as if this is somehow not fact, as if condoms are the solution to the AIDs issue - they are distributed because some people are going to be sexual activie anyways, and it's simply foolish not to provide them with whatever protective measures are available.

While it's wrong to suggest that condoms are the solution to the problem, it's equally wrong to suggest that they are directly responsible for the spread of AIDS.

Gah.

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Somebody is having issues with cause-and-effect, and for once it's not me.
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 - A medical journalist has added her voice to claims that the explosion in HIV/AIDS infection rates is directly linked to reliance on condom use as a virus preventative.
Well that obviously validates the claims :retard:.
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yeah and after she gets condoms out of Africa next she will say they are dying cause they are heathens and don't believe in Jesus Christ.
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Hmmmm "****Abortion is Murder****" and "condoms are responsible for the spread of AIDS".....do we have a link here, people??

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Hmmmm "****Abortion is Murder****" and "condoms are responsible for the spread of AIDS".....do we have a link here, people??

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Heh. Didn't even think to ask for alink.

That said, based on Sue's work on crisismagazine.com , I suspect this is legit
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Citing statistics from South Africa, Browder stated that condom distribution between 1994 and 1998 leaped to 198 million from 6 million, but death rates from HIV/AIDS in the years between 1997 and 2002 saw a massive 57 per cent increase.
Nice of them to compare condom usage with the death rate from AIDS with an average gap of only 3.5 years. Uh... like most people will really catch AIDS and die that fast.

It's the infection rate we need to know from after the condom usage, not the death rate from infections from before the condom usage.
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Oh. Well them, clearly condom distribution is the problem here. I mean, cause-and-effect is surely the only way that we can explain two things occuring around the same time!!!!
My thoughts exactly! It's like saying the spread of avian flue was helped by the fact that fewer people ate chicken because the two occurred around the same time.

What a way to twist things around. Besides, it's not because condoms are distributed that they're actually used. The use of condoms is still a taboo in many African countries

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The mission of CRISIS Magazine is to interpret and shape the direction of
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the proposition that the crisis of modernity can be answered by a Christian
humanism rooted in the teachings of the Catholic Church. We bring the wisdom of
the Catholic tradition into direct dialogue with contemporary politics and
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Talk about major league ideological agenda This is such fucked up bullshit this woman should be in prison It's time to STOP lies like this which are being spread in the name of religious attempts to suppress sex(thanks in part to the efforts of right-wing American evangelicals) especially in poor parts of the world
These idiots don't realize this is pure fantasy and doesn't work in societies where women have no power to say no to sex and men consider it their business to mess around even if married. If a condom prevents transmission 9 times out of 10, I'd consider that a huge success. The problem with these people is they are so frightened of
sex that they want all people in the world to stop doing it. I am so sick of them. They deserve to have their puritanical heads kicked in
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