Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Vatican Studies HIV and Condoms

The Vatican has finally decided that it wants to study the issue of whether condoms can be used to fight HIV/AIDS. I am glad to see that they have finally come around to at least studying the issue. We have only been fighting this deadly virus for over 2 decades, we know how it works and how it spreads.

One note Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is a PEPFAR partner and receives millions of dollars from the Bush Administration to fight HIV in several African countries, Guyana and Haiti. CRS does not under its current policy promote the use of condoms. Instead CRS like the Bush administration focuses on abstinence and monogamy unfortunatly the people at the greatest risk for HIV in Africa are monogamous married women.


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