New Mexico: Public Misled on Condoms?
September 20, 2010
On Thursday, health experts insisted that an Albuquerque Public School board member was wrong when he said condoms are ineffective against STDs and HIV. Board member David Robbins on Wednesday criticized condoms' efficacy during an APS board discussion about school-based health clinics.
"Every major medical and public health organization in the world supports condom use as the main protection against HIV" and other STDs, said Dr. Bruce Trigg, medical director of the state Department of Health's STD program. In New Mexico, 150 people are newly diagnosed with HIV each year, and health officials already have a hard time convincing people to use condoms, a frontline strategy in STD prevention, Trigg said.
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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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