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Condom News---US condom policy in Africa targets 'high-risk' areas

Despite boost in numbers, shortages seen
By John Donnelly, Globe Staff | September 8, 2005

JOHANNESBURG -- The US government has purchased more than 1 billion condoms in the past two years to help prevent HIV infections in the developing world, a significant increase from previous years, amid criticism from activists that the Bush administration isn't doing enough to make condoms more widely available.

By the end of December, US officials project that they will have shipped more than 612 million condoms this year to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, the greatest annual figure since 1991, according to the Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator in Washington. In 2004, the United States purchased 442 million condoms.

Despite the increase, more than 60 countries around the world report condom shortages, according to the United Nations. Last week, activists, including a United Nations AIDS representative and two prominent AIDS activists in Africa, blamed US policies as playing a role in a shortage of condoms in Uganda.

The United States now is emphasizing that the two best prevention methods against contracting HIV are abstinence and being faithful to one partner. If either is not possible, officials recommend consistent condom use. Activists suggested that Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, who has disparaged condoms as only an ''improvisation" tool in preventing AIDS, has not been aggressive in addressing a condom shortage out of deference to US pro-abstinence policies.

But Dr. Mark Dybul, US deputy global AIDS coordinator, calls such thinking ''bizarre."

''We are still, by far, the largest supplier of condoms in the world," Dybul said by telephone last week from London. ''During the last two years, the only difference is that we recognize a condoms-only policy to prevent the spread of HIV in a generalized epidemic just won't work."

A generalized epidemic is one that has spread throughout society and is not limited to specific populations. More than 25 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated to have the virus that causes AIDS. That number amounts to roughly seven of every 10 people living with the virus globally.

Dybul and several US officials working in AIDS programs in Africa said the administration's AIDS-prevention policy has shifted significantly over the last two years, broadening to put more emphasis on promoting abstinence and faithfulness within marriage. US legislation now requires that one-third of AIDS-prevention funding be spent to promote abstinence, a condition strongly supported by US religious groups but criticized by many world health authorities as unnecessarily rigid.

The distribution of US-purchased condoms, Dybul said, is now more tightly aimed at such ''high-risk activity" areas as bars, border crossings, brothels, and military bases, but does not preclude giving them to other groups at risk. He said that promoting condom use to all segments of society would send the wrong message to people who are trying to abstain from sex or stay faithful to one partner.

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