Abstinence Programs Not Effective Against Spread Of HIV, Stanford Study Finds
The new report suggests that the money would be better spent on HIV prevention programs that have been shown to cut infection rates.
The San Francisco Chronicle:
Stanford HIV Study Casts Doubt On Abstinence Efforts In Africa
The United States has poured more than $1.4 billion into abstinence education meant to prevent the spread of HIV in parts of Africa, but those programs haven’t led to changes in sexual behavior that would lower people’s risk of infection, according to a Stanford University report released Monday. Authors of the report say they’re talking with officials from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, known as PEPFAR — the main global AIDS relief agency in the United States — about whether the U.S. should continue funding efforts in Africa that promote abstinence and monogamy. (Allday, 5/2)