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Medical Journalist Says Reliance on Condoms Spreads HIV/AIDS
LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/23/06 | Gudrun Schultz

Posted on 06/23/2006 4:26:59 PM PDT by wagglebee

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 23, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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.

Read Zenit News Agency coverage:
http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=91414


See related LifeSiteNews coverage:

United Nations Report says Condoms Fail to Protect against AIDS 10% of the Time
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2003/jun/03062303.html

New Research Confirms Condoms Not Effective in HIV Prevention
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2004/jan/04011408.html

UN Anger Over Uganda's Successful Abstinence Program Fueled by Loss of Funds Says Researcher
http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/oct/05101404.html



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abstinence; aids; condoms; health; hiv; homosexualagenda; monogamy; moralabsolutes; safesex; sexualrevolution; std
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.

Abstinence and monogamy are the ONLY methods of safe sex.

1 posted on 06/23/2006 4:27:03 PM PDT by wagglebee
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2 posted on 06/23/2006 4:28:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: wagglebee
Abstinence and monogamy are the ONLY methods of safe sex.

Agreed-upon monogamy is one thing, but using abstinence to avoid getting an STD is like avoiding a car accident by never leaving the house.

3 posted on 06/23/2006 4:33:02 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: wagglebee

The problem here is no one has ever actually proved HIV causes AIDS.


4 posted on 06/23/2006 4:36:45 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: freekitty
The problem here is no one has ever actually proved HIV causes AIDS.

Yes. And no one has ever actually proven that mosquito-borne parasites cause Malaria either, but you can infer from the evidence that that is the case.

6 posted on 06/23/2006 4:45:48 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: DBeers; wagglebee

ping


7 posted on 06/23/2006 4:46:10 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It. Supporting our Troops Means Praying for them to Win!)
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To: wagglebee

Well, the problem is promoting condom use as the be-all and end-all of protection.

I did a paper on this a while ago.

Condom use will protect people - most of the time. But not all of the time.

Studies have shown that the odds of contacting HIV via heterosexual sex from an infected source unprotected are somewhere between 1 in 500 and 1 in 2000ish. Condoms, if properly used (the very, very, very big if - especially in Africa) will make those odds even longer.

Other contributing factors, are other diseases - but, even so, given the science, it's hard to figure out the African AIDS statistics.

To put it in perspective, there have been about one million HIV cases in the United States up to the present time.

Of those, up-front statistics attribute about 700,000 of them to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use.

Self-reported statistics attribute 160,000ish to heterosexual contact.

Of course, the actual number is much, much, much lower - better estimates (where, for example, they've simply taken any men with other diseases consistent with homosexuality) out, make the overall figure much lower. Perhaps half of that. Perhaps less.

In other words, something strange is going on in Africa.

My suspicion is much more homosexuality than it admitted, and more unsafe (read: anal) sex practices.


8 posted on 06/23/2006 4:56:02 PM PDT by furquhart (Time for a New Crusade - Deus lo Volt!)
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To: freekitty

So then, in your opinion, what causes AIDS?


9 posted on 06/23/2006 5:13:51 PM PDT by joem15 (If less is more, then what is plenty?)
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To: Zeroisanumber
False analogy. Plenty of people are in car accidents when - inside their house- a car comes crashing in.

No one - except young young Jewish girl - ever abstained, yet got pregnant anyway.

10 posted on 06/23/2006 5:22:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Moose Once Bit my Sister. Yeah. She Turned Moose-lim.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"young young"

well yes she was young, young, but I think I meant some young.

11 posted on 06/23/2006 5:24:33 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Moose Once Bit my Sister. Yeah. She Turned Moose-lim.)
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To: wagglebee
"Condoms don't work and Red Ribbons sure as hell don't do any good!"

Damn! I thought that by using a red ribbon to tie the condom on tighter it would keep it in place!

Guess I'm going to have to rethink my strategy! ;-)

12 posted on 06/23/2006 5:29:01 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Responsibility2nd
No one - except young young Jewish girl - ever abstained, yet got pregnant anyway.

Well, in fact you're wrong about that.

During a Civil War battle, a musket ball pierced the scrotum of a soldier and lodged itself in the ovaries of a nearby civilian nurse. 9 months later a baby was born. Guilt free, in fact. I imagine that the soldier was pissed though.

Actually, I don't think any of that was true. But it was much nicer than bringing up rape.

13 posted on 06/23/2006 5:29:44 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: furquhart

Because of poor nutrition, harsh living conditions, lack of medical care and immunizations, as well as numerous diseases like malaria, yellow fever etc., their immune systems are compromised. There may also be coming-of-age initiation practices involving cutting foreskins with infected instruments. In some parts of Africa girls get circumsized. Also, women insert various herbs to dry and tighten their vaginas to enhance the sex experience for men. But that practice could lead to tearing the delicate skin and make them more suseptible to infection.


14 posted on 06/23/2006 5:36:01 PM PDT by spindoctor
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To: Zeroisanumber
Sorry. False again

Status: False.

http://www.snopes.com/pregnant/bullet.asp

15 posted on 06/23/2006 5:37:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Moose Once Bit my Sister. Yeah. She Turned Moose-lim.)
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To: wagglebee

Everybody worries about what food they eat, the air they breath but the biggest killer is unprotected sex. It's the one sure way of getting a disease from your partner.


16 posted on 06/23/2006 5:39:41 PM PDT by John Lenin (The RAT party is still Stuck on Stupid)
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To: wagglebee

There was that brief period of time after the introduction of the pill that sex was recreational. Now it can be fatal. I think it's quite remarkable that society has become even more promiscuous just as sex has become more deadly.


17 posted on 06/23/2006 5:59:52 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Responsibility2nd
I think you missed the last line of my post:

"Actually, I don't think any of that was true. But it was much nicer than bringing up rape."

I'm a fan of snopes myself though. :-)

18 posted on 06/23/2006 6:10:07 PM PDT by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: All

Around twenty years ago several disparate groups united in a common goal to scare the Hell out of the public by claiming "anyone" could contract AIDS. The facts never supported those claims. Individuals receiving tainted blood transfusions, sharing needles during illicit drug use, and being on the receiving end of certain sexual acts were the only ones with a real risk of catching AIDS. The rest of us have a better chance of being lightning struck that catching AIDS, regardless of whether or not we use a condom.


19 posted on 06/23/2006 6:45:27 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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To: furquhart
In other words, something strange is going on in Africa.

Not strange at all. They are given billion$$$$ for HIV. They don't even TEST for HIV! Guess what! They tell us they have lots of HIV.

Funny how that works, ain't it?

BTW - Sub-Saharan Africa is the fastest growing region on Earth.

20 posted on 06/23/2006 6:48:27 PM PDT by AlexandriaDuke (Conservatives want freedom. Republicans want power.)
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To: xzins

Thanks for the ping.


21 posted on 06/23/2006 7:55:02 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: wagglebee

Pre "the pill," condom babies were common -- and women could only "catch" a baby a few days a month. With AIDS a catch can be made every day -- that's a lot of disease...


22 posted on 06/23/2006 7:55:10 PM PDT by GOPJ (Once you see the MSM manipulate opinion, all their efforts seem manipulative-Reformedliberal)
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To: furquhart

I'm curious: in researching your paper, did you come across the gov. study (regarding GIs using German prostitutes) that implicated condom use and HIV entering the male's body through pubic hair follicles?


23 posted on 06/23/2006 8:04:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: John Lenin
Everybody worries about what food they eat, the air they breath but the biggest killer is unprotected sex. Funny how the MSM will warn us about french fries but not gay sex - and yes, gay sex is much more dangerous to a person's health than french fries... and multiple partner heterosexual sex is more dangerous than sugar and white bread combined - you'd never know it from the MSM...
24 posted on 06/23/2006 8:04:48 PM PDT by GOPJ (Once you see the MSM manipulate opinion, all their efforts seem manipulative-Reformedliberal)
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To: wagglebee

Well, no kidding. When we raised our sons we told them that if they thought condoms provided the answer to "safe sex", then they should remember that many kids were born to parents who used condoms for birth control. If a sperm can get by a condom, then HIV/AIDS, and other diseases can too.


25 posted on 06/23/2006 8:08:41 PM PDT by Chena (I'm not young enough to know everything.)
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To: GOPJ

A statement that stayed with me, was when you have unproteced sex with someone you are also having sex with everybody else that person had sex with. I know a few women and men who got hepatitus from a sex partner and thats what really woke me up to how true that statement is.


26 posted on 06/23/2006 8:39:05 PM PDT by John Lenin (The RAT party is still Stuck on Stupid)
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To: wagglebee
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...pretty well says it all....
27 posted on 06/23/2006 9:06:57 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: wagglebee
"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."

So what do our arrogant public schools advocate?

Birth control for females and condoms for males.

One can only hope that Uganda's success is touted more ... realistically, it won't be.

I swear there are forces if you will, out there, that really love DEATH - AIDS. They want people to get AIDS. They'll tell you nearly anything to mislead you with the hopes of you getting AIDS.
28 posted on 06/23/2006 9:11:43 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) !)
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To: Zeroisanumber
Agreed-upon monogamy is one thing, but using abstinence to avoid getting an STD is like avoiding a car accident by never leaving the house.

It's more like resolving not to drive until you've had driver training, you've got a license, and you're committed to never drive drunk.

29 posted on 06/24/2006 5:33:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (I believe in love.)
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To: wagglebee

Guess who is no longer welcome to work in our nation's public schools? *cough - Sue Ellin Browder - cough*


30 posted on 06/24/2006 5:36:32 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Zeroisanumber
Agreed-upon monogamy is one thing, but using abstinence to avoid getting an STD is like avoiding a car accident by never leaving the house.

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

This is a poor analogy.

Sex out side of faithful monogomy by both partners is like playing in traffic.

Using abstinence is like walking on a sidewalk. For example, it is possible for a truck to jump the curb, and, yes, it is possible to get an STD through some odd happening such as a blood transfusion..
31 posted on 06/24/2006 5:46:56 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: GOPJ
Everybody worries about what food they eat, the air they breath but the biggest killer is unprotected sex. Funny how the MSM will warn us about french fries but not gay sex

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Isn't is amazing how our government schools teach complete abstinence from smoking, but our youth are somehow too weak willed to abstain from pre-marital sex?
32 posted on 06/24/2006 5:49:12 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: nmh
One can only hope that Uganda's success is touted more ... realistically, it won't be.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Doing so would impinge on the sex lives and consciences of the liberal/Marxist government school teachers.

And,,,yes, it is due to the culture of death. I call the liberal-Marxists the Death Eaters.
33 posted on 06/24/2006 5:52:47 AM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: furquhart
In other words, something strange is going on in Africa.

Makes a person wonder if maybe they report "cause of death - AIDS" for anything and everything to squeeze more money out of the U.S., U.N., WHO, etc.

34 posted on 06/24/2006 5:56:51 AM PDT by N. Theknow (uire)
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To: Oklahoma
claiming "anyone" could contract AIDS.

This is the claim when they want your charitable contribution.

When they want to be in the workplace, especially healthcare and food service and schools, they say AIDS is damn near impossible to catch.

35 posted on 06/24/2006 6:01:20 AM PDT by N. Theknow (uire)
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To: Zeroisanumber

That was on the show Mythbusters. They proved that it wasn't true.


36 posted on 06/24/2006 6:06:57 AM PDT by WV Mountain Mama (I hate all muslims except ones who denounce terrorism, which still leaves pretty much all of them.)
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To: N. Theknow
Anyone interested in the transmission of the HIV virus and whether or not it is the cause of AIDS should read "The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS" by Michael Fumento. I first read his work on the subject in National Review and The American Spectator back when the panic was full blown. If this disease was all that contagious we would have all been dead by now.

The ones fueling the panic did so to increase funding for research on a cure and to help "control" the public's behavior. They weren't necessarily on the same side of the political, social, religious, or economic spectrum, but they all knew by promoting the idea of universal susceptibility to the disease they could promote their own agendas. For anyone wanting to worry about sexually transmitted diseases, worry about Herpes, Warts, Syphilis, or Chlamydia. If it's food borne disease you are concerned with, worry about several bacterial and viral illnesses that kill thousands each year all over the world.
37 posted on 06/24/2006 4:29:14 PM PDT by Oklahoma
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