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Hey folks, do your acquaintances include any consequentialist Safe-Sin ethicians of the type who argue that the Church is proved wrong by AIDS infection rates in Africa? Well round them up to take a look at this BBC report on field-testing their moral theology:

A major trial of a vaginal microbicide has produced no evidence that its use reduces the risk of HIV infection in women.

The gel, PRO 2000, is intended for use before sexual intercourse to help reduce HIV infection.

It was tested in a trial involving 9,385 women in four African countries.

The risk of HIV infection was not significantly different among women supplied with the gel than in women given a placebo gel.
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Mike in CT said...

This story makes me sick.

** said...

Why they didn't do these trials in Washington DC? There are plenty of poor, black women living there, and AIDS infection rates are higher than many African nations.



Nzie said...

I remember thinking the same thing when I saw this on the BBC-- they basically were giving these women a medicine to see what happened! If it were a curable disease with treatment covered I'd be less upset, but they can't reverse this...

I guess if the whole education and condoms idea worked though neither group would have had any incidence of AIDS... these guys just keep proving their cases.

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