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Letter To Editor

The whole truth about Aids

Isabel Costa

In my opinion, it is very important that parents talk to their children about the dangers of using condoms, contraceptives and abortion methods, as the morning-after pill or RU-486.

Today, young people are constantly besieged from the media and schools. They tell them that using condoms will prevent unwanted pregnancies, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Likewise, they are besieged by television programs where it is normal to see infidelity, pornography, explicit sex and all those degrading programs of junk TV.

Health campaigns based on condoms distribution to prevent AIDS led into deception. These conceal information and do not contribute towards prevention, but a greater spread of risk behaviors, since they imply that health authorities are giving their approval to the behaviors and lifestyles that are responsible for the epidemic.

It has long been known that the condom has a relative effectiveness as a contraceptive. Statistics show that this prophylactic failure in 15% of cases as a contraceptive and therefore we can not believe that AIDS virus that is 450 times smaller than sperm can be stopped by the latex barrier as if by magic.

Uganda is the only African country where this problem has decreased because the system of abstinence and faithfulness to one partner was adopted. When sexual promiscuity decreased, the HIV infection rate dropped from a peak of 15% in the early 90's to approximately 4% in 2003."

Would it cost so much to educate young people in this regard? In this very sensitive matter, the numbers prove it.

Isabel Costa

Independent Forum of Opinion (Spain)