Over 80% of these infections were from vaginal intercourse [Joint, 1996].
The world is losing the fight against AIDS [Honey, 2007].
By 2050 there could be one billion infected [Hale, 2001]!
Of the half of all HIV cases that are men, most were infected through their penises [Kohn et al., 1999], the foreskin having been implicated as early as 1986 [Fink, 1986].
pictured: HIV traveling through the bloodstream The groundbreaking study was conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta as a joint effort between the mathematical and statistical science and neurology departments.
The scientists created a model that can track the progression and development of an HIV infection in the brain.
Half of all new infections are in people under 25 years of age. 33 million people (0.5% of the world population, or 1% of those aged 15-49) are currently living with HIV [ [Cohen, 2007b]. Over 15 million children have been orphaned [ [Pilcher, 2004; Ferrante et al., 2005].Despite this, the use and promotion of condoms continue to be targets for controversy and criticism, and sexual abstinence and monogamy are often promoted as superior alternatives.While condoms offer useful and vital protection, they have also become associated with promiscuity and infidelity.In one of the most highly publicised statements, in October 2003, the President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, said: "The AIDS virus is roughly 450 times smaller than the spermatozoon.The spermatozoon can easily pass through the 'net' that is formed by the condom.