We have to dig up this debate every time the Holy Father visits Africa. The fact is that condoms promote not prevent AIDS, and only abstinence prevents it, but you will never see a liberal accept that. Read this story in the NY Times. They refuse to be dissuaded from their sexual agenda by the facts. Sigh.
The National Catholic Register blog has the truth about condoms and AIDS.
“Condom promotion in Africa has been a disaster,” Hearst said.
Nearly every country on the continent has vigorously promoted condoms to stem the tide of the AIDS epidemic there. But the epidemic has only grown larger.
Uganda, on the other hand, has experienced the greatest decline in HIV prevalence of any country in the world, according to the Heritage Foundation. The Ugandan public education campaign against AIDS mentioned condoms, but emphasized abstinence."