To: walford; mikeb704
Yes, it is true that in Africa AIDS is spread more by hetero contact.
Actually that's not true.
From Anal Sex Largest Cause of HIV in Africa
TUEBINGEN, June 16, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A study by researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany has found that anal sex, both homosexual and heterosexual, is the second largest cause of HIV transmission in Africa. Transmission in medical settings, such as through dirty needles, is listed as the primary cause, says the study published in the current edition of The Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Aids.
In a finding which has HIV/AIDS activists on edge, the researchers, say vaginal transmission of HIV is a very distant third compared to medical transmission and transmission through anal sex.
The report's author Dr. Stuart Brody, of the Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology, said people in Africa need to be told that anal sex poses a greater risk of transmitting the Aids virus.
Also of interest:
African Women and AIDS
African sexual health programmes "misguided"
posted on 12/02/2003 4:27:46 PM PST
(Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
Quoting from http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/902678/posts
African medical workers are taught (and paid) to emphasize reproductive health procedures (contraception, sterilization, and abortion), often to the near exclusion of primary health care. Poorly equipped clinics are kept well-supplied with Depo-Provera, IUDs, and condoms. According to Dr. Stephen Karanja, the former Secretary of the Kenyan Medical Association, Thousands of the Kenyan people will die of malaria whose treatment costs a few cents, in health facilities whose stores are stacked to the roof with millions of dollars worth of pills, IUDs, Norplant, Depo-Provera, most of which are supplied with American money.(3)
Is it mere coincidence that the same groups that are targeted for invasive procedures are disproportionately afflicted with AIDS? We think not. Women and girls account for such a high percentage of HIV/AIDS victims in Africa because they are infected during procedures designed to disable their reproductive systems and prevent them from conceiving or bearing children.
This study shows how politically agendized Western aid is targeted at facilitating 'safe' sex rather than teaching abstinence and chastity, which is far more effective.
Extrapolate the 2% condom failure rate that the CDC touts. Take a 1000 member American high school. If 1/3 are sexually active and have 2 'incidents' a week, the failure rate adds up to 180 failures in a year. Even at the 0.1% figure that is sometimes cited the annual figure still adds up to 9. Is that an acceptable risk?
Africans join Westerners in being lied to that it is possible to have 'safe sex' with someone who is HIV+. Most believe this to be true when in fact it is an outrageous lie.
One thing that is not addressed sufficiently is the fact that women are biologically more vulnerable to the transmission of STDs like HIV. The 'catcher' is going to be more vulnerable than the 'pitcher,' vaginal or anal, hetero or homo.
None of this undermines the main premise in #37; behavior -- specifically promiscuous behavior -- is the initial cause of the AIDS outbreak. Changing this behavior is the only way to stop it.
posted on 12/02/2003 5:04:41 PM PST
(Dogmatism swings both ways)
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