Sunday, February 05, 2006
WHO'D A THUNK IT?
http://www.financialexpress.com/latest_full_story.php?content_id=116523 is an article about a study that will be published in Science which shows that HIV/AIDS rates are declining in Zimbabwe. Why? People are delaying sexual activity and having fewer casual sexual partners. Condoms may also play a role (and if you go to Google News and search on Zimbabwe AIDS you'll find a lot of reporting on this study that tries hard to credit the condoms and downplay the changed sexual behavior) but in the end, it seems that it is better not to have sex with someone infected with AIDS than it is to wear a condom when you have sex with someone infected with AIDS. Maybe the Catholic church wasn't so dumb when they said that years ago.