I don't usually post of things of this nature - but it scared me so badly, I thought I had to share it with everyone.
Quote from: http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/19045/
"Lethal new regulations from President Bush's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, quietly issued with no fanfare last week, complete the right-wing Republicans' goal of gutting HIV-prevention education in the United States. In place of effective, disease-preventing safe-sex education, little will soon remain except failed programs that denounce condom use, while teaching abstinence as the only way to prevent the spread of AIDS. And those abstinence-only programs, researchers say, actually increase the risk of contracting AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)."
Can someone please tell me this isn't real?
The thought of removing safe sex programs and replacing them with abstinence only programs is recipe for disaster, regardless of the nation that it belongs to.
I used to live in Atlanta, so this does hit a little close to home.
If you do live in the area - please take action -
"There's only a tiny window of opportunity to try to get the new CDC censorship rules changed before they go into effect (the deadline for public comments is August 16 -- they may be e-mailed to HIVComments@cdc.gov or faxed to 404-639-3125.)"