Benedict's remarks ..."close to premeditated murder."
Speaking to reporters on his way to Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, the Pope
said HIV/Aids was "a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone,
cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even
increase the problem".
The solution lies in a "spiritual and human awakening" and "friendship for
those who suffer", While in
Africa, the pontiff is expected to talk to young people about the Aids
epidemic and explain to them why the Catholic Church recommends sexual
abstinence as the best way to prevent the spread of the disease.
He gave a similar message to African bishops who visited the Vatican in
2005, when he told them that abstinence and fidelity, not condoms, were
the means to tackle the epidemic.
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This claim — so prevalent in condom-promotion literature —
is actually a tremendous strike against using condoms to reduce AIDS.
Think of it: Assuming that the 90% figure is accurate (a highly contested
point), that means that 10% of the time, condoms don't offer protection
That's one out of ten.
If you and I were to go skydiving, and I told you, "Don't
worry... the parachutes work 90% of the time," how comfortable would you
be making that jump?
On Wednesday, the UN program against HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS,
rebuked the pope's comments, saying condoms are an essential and effective
component in preventing the disease.
"With more than 7,400 new infections each day, the world
cannot stop the AIDS epidemic without stopping new HIV infections,"
Geneva-based UNAIDS said.
"Condoms are an essential part of combination prevention,"
it added, advocating a range of social, behavioral and medical measures.
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Even when people use condoms consistently, they fail to
protect against HIV approximately 10% of the time, due in large part to
incorrect usage and human error, according to a UNAIDS draft
report, the Boston
Globe reports. According to the report, which examined 20 years of
scientific literature on condoms, the failure rate is not due to defective
condoms but to human error when using condoms. The most frequent errors
when using condoms include: failure to leave room at the tip of the condom
to collect semen; failure to use lubrication, which can reduce the risk of
breakage; and failure to put on a condom before any genital contact.
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