Just in time for World AIDS Day on December 1 the Pope has finally begun a proper recognition of the important role of condoms in the prevention of AIDS/HIV disease. He has admitted that condoms reduce the transmission of AIDS. This from a Pope and a Vatican and a Catholic Church that has condemned condom use and blamed condemn use for the spread of AIDS!
The Church and the Pope were widely condemned by the UN and European governments and AIDS activists world-wide for its continued opposition to condoms as one key in the limited arsenal of AIDS prevention. AIDS in Africa especially is a disease of heterosexual males. Encouraging condom use world-wide would help reduce the number of infections. But until now the church has made it clear that it condoms were not permitted.
Here is the link to the article about this.
So in honor of World AIDS Day and In honor of this historic first step and statement be sure to use condoms!