Sex ed triumphs in Uganda!

Since I’m on the topic, here’s more sex news: unreported triumph fighting AIDS in Uganda because of superior sex education. HIV prevalence there was 15 percent in 1991 but 5 percent by 2001, a dramatic decline that is unique worldwide.

Oddly, the superior education was the kind Human Rights Watch doesn’t like because it violates the rights of children, the kind that promotes abstinence and sexual restraint generally. Which no doubt is why the AIDS community hasn’t been much interested in it, and why you very likely haven’t heard about it. Because the AIDS community, quite reasonably, is concerned not only with how people die but also with how they should live. And, as is obvious to anyone familiar with the efforts of activists in this country, sexual restraint doesn’t figure into their view of that more important issue.

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