September 01, 2006

Things That Piss Me Off, Part 1

Two-thirds of U.S. funding of AIDS prevention programs overseas must be spent on the "A" and "B" of President Bush's "ABC" plan--that is, abstinence before marriage and being faithful afterward.

90 percent of women in India who are HIV positive are married and monogamous. Even worse, in 1999, an Indian researcher showed that "marriage was the single most significant risk for HIV transmission among Indian women." In India, being married is the most dangerous thing you can do sexually.

So much for the ABC plan.

(From Airhihenbuwa, Rowman & Littlefield, in press)

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