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AFRO-NETS> RFI: What to say about safer sex? (3)

  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> RFI: What to say about safer sex? (3)
  • From: Macodou Sall <MacodouS@aol.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 02:04:29 -0500 (EST)

RFI: What to say about safer sex? (3)

Dear Dr. King,

As an African health practitioner, your efforts and concerns against
this AIDS epidemic, which is killing millions of Africans are very
much appreciated. However, I do not agree with your view that educat-
ing people about certain health practices such as 'Heavy petting',
etc., can be effective in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. I think
that our efforts should be emphasised on replicating policies that
have worked elsewhere, such as the basic education about safe sex and
the dangers of AIDS.

Yes, I did notice what you've said about the condoms being distrib-
uted not being nearly enough and that the training hasn't worked ei-
ther. However, by customising the delivery techniques, education of
the target population will be more effective and produce measurable
outcomes in line with your objective.

Macodou Sall
School of Environmental Health
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, USA

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