During his first papal visit to Africa, the Pope was quoted as saying, You cant resolve [AIDS] with the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, it increases the problem.
That statement has Fred Wyand, spokesperson for the American Social Health Association which promotes National Condom Month, up in arms.
He says, Its true that condoms alone arent the solution to the HIV epidemic anywhere, but they are a PROVEN, effective means of reducing transmission of the virus and should never be disparaged. Doesnt the Pope have better things to talk about?
Wyand assures that condom distribution in no way worsens the spread of AIDS or HIV, unlike Pope Benedict claims, and says His Holiness stupid remark is not helpful to HIV/AIDS awareness.
Luckily, Wyand is positive that no one will actually pay any mind to the Popes rubber rant, so the effect will be minimal at best.
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