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Bush Unrealistic in Fight Against AIDS: Nobel Prize Winner

June 30, 2006

Professor Peter C. Doherty, who won the 1996 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Switzerland's Rolf Zinkernagel for their discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells, criticized US President Bush as ignoring human sexuality by advocating sexual abstinence as the best way to avoid HIV/AIDS. Speaking at the Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue in Brisbane Thursday, Doherty accused Bush of being "unrealistic," and suggested changing the so-called ABC approach to HIV/AIDS to "Acknowledge human sexuality, Be realistic, Use a condom." "The problem has been nobody has a problem with A and B, the churches don't have a problem, no one has a problem, C is the problem," he said. "Condoms work. Despite propaganda that was put out saying that they don't work ... they work pretty well. It comes down to the political reality. You have to confront the issue."

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Adapted from:
Australian Associated Press
06.29.2006; Roberta Mancuso


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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