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March 31, 2015 / Randall

Study Confirms That Abstinence Education Has Utterly Failed At Preventing AIDS In Africa

Even with nearly $1.7 billion spent to launch a public health campaign focused on abstinence in Uganda, rates of HIV infection soared, in part because authorities didn’t take into account the impact of the country’s banning of homosexuality — which fueled the spread of HIV — and other factors, including the number of people who didn’t use condoms during their extramarital affairs. Even if faithful women wanted to use condoms, Pepfar only doled out contraception to “at-risk” groups like prostitutes and truck drivers.
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Image source and full article: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/03/04/3629584/aids-study-abstinence/

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