Monday, March 23, 2009

What medics say and what they do

There has been much said in the past week about the effectiveness of condoms in preventing HIV infection. I would ask you to consider the following point when weighing up the views of medics and others on the subject.

If treating an HIV positive patient in the UK, in any procedure involving bodily fluids, said medic would don this:

and these:

and possibly this:

All this for one, single exposure.

Yet said medic would expect the partner of an HIV positive person to use one of these alone to protect them.

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Anonymous James said...

A bit like playing Russian roulette - with someone you claim to love.

11:44 AM  
Anonymous ebomania said...


Consider this post as being "referred" to.

I'm currently trying to gently explain to someone that it doesn't follow that yer average RC - african or not - would commit adultery yet feel obliged to honour the teaching on condoms.

But hey, why let that stand in the way of some good "murderer" accusations?


1:48 PM  
Anonymous James said...

Dr Max Pemberton – a junior doctor – writes in today's Telegraph on condoms & Aids.

He refers to a friend who is a Catholic but uses condoms with her boyfriend as a “practising Catholic" and an “exemplary Christian”

He claims to be very aware of the “theological and moral underpinnings to the Vatican’s objections to condoms” (because he went to a Convent school) and claims that "the methods of contraception advocated by the Catholic Church" are far from reliable.

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11:08 PM  
Blogger Martin said...


Well put.

7:36 AM  

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