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Pope Benedict: Making the World Less Safe One Continent at a Time

March 17, 2009

In one of the more appalling pieces of news today, the Pope said that condoms increase the prevalence of HIV/AIDS.  Especially appalling for any resident of DC in light of latest numbers of HIV/AIDS infections in the district (here’s a hint, higher than many African nations).

YAOUNDE, Cameroon — Pope Benedict XVI said condoms are not the answer to the AIDS epidemic in Africa and can make the problem worse, setting off criticism Tuesday as he began a weeklong trip to the continent where some 22 million people are living with HIV…

…On the contrary, [condom distribution] increases the problem.”

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