“It’s a big problem, this abstinence stuff. Look, it’s okay to use a condom if you are having sex. And by the way, it’s okay to talk to your children about it. If you know that child might get AIDS and suffer, who cares if a 10 year old knows what a condom is?”
—Ugandan HIV prevention worker Edith Mukisa, of President Bush’s AIDS plan, which restricts one-third of its cash to abstinence-only groups, Washington Post, 07.09.03.
“The conservatives have worried that this... was just community development money for homosexuals and drug users.”
—Steven Tierney, San Francisco’s HIV prevention director, defending community-based programs, AP, 07.26.03.