Commentary & Opinion
Washington, D.C., "Prime Example" of Ineffective Youth HIV/AIDS Education, Letter to Editor Says
August 19, 2008
A recent Washington Times opinion piece "highlights important statistics about the AIDS epidemic" in Washington, D.C., as well as the "need for more prevention education," Richard Urban of Urban Life Training and Reality Assessment Teen Choice writes in a Times letter to the editor. However, although the authors of the opinion piece "offer no prevention plan, it is clear where they are coming from: Abstinence programs are 'ineffective'; prevention programs must be 'evidence-based,' which is code language for 'programs that ... promote abstinence need not apply,'" Urban adds.
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