08 April 2009

Condoms (and the West) fail Africa

A bleak story about the failure of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. . .

Bleak Stories Behind Failed Condom Campaigns
by Chinwuba Iyizoba

Sub-Saharan Africa has two-thirds of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases. So you would think that Western journalists and politicians might condescend to ask us what we think about how to fight AIDS. But they haven’t. A pity, because they would have found that many of us support Pope Benedict XVI’s scepticism about the effectiveness of distributing condoms.

A few days ago, The Lancet, a leading British medical journal which regularly pontificates about public health, slammed the Pope for making “a false scientific statement that could be devastating to the health of millions of people”. I wonder if the editor of The Lancet has ever visited rural areas of Nigeria or South Africa. If he did, he would begin to see why fighting AIDS with condoms is like extinguishing a fire with petrol.

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Read the whole piece.


  1. Seriously...Is anybody listening?

  2. Anonymous10:42 AM

    This was absolutely brilliant work. Thank you for sharing it!

  3. It really is quite brilliant. People do not realize that the central point is that even aside from the immorality of using a condom, having a condom will simply cause people having sex to have more sex. It is an encouragement, not a deterrent. In fact what people do not realize is that using a condom to prevent AIDS its like rolling a dice to not get a 1. After repetition the probability increases that it will occur. Are so many people truly this stupid?

  4. Unfortunately writers such as the one you link to will be ignored by the MSM. Guess that's why God had Al Gore invent the internet.

  5. it's very well written.

    and on point.