posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 02:37 AM
For once, I partially agree with you Grady on something.
Changing behavior is really the only way to stop the spread of AIDS. Curbing irresponsible promiscuous sexual behavior, for example. Normally Im a big
believer in condoms, because for responsible people, they work. But obviously, most of the world refuses to use them properly, yet engage in risky
unprotected sex in high numbers. Obviously wasting money on condom education isn't doing any good. It has only slowed the spread of AIDS in some
Alot of it is cultural too though. AIDS spreads most in countries that condone or encourage polygamy, or promiscous sexual behavior for men, even
married ones. This will help spread those drug resistant strains of HIV, makings AIDS once again the death sentance it used to be, instead of the
chronic illness it is now.
Abstinance education may not work in America or the west, but could prove to be more effective in other places where condom education has failed.