Giving condoms to teens in sex ed was more successful than an abstinence-only curriculum and did not contribute to youth having sex sooner, according to an American Medical Association committee.
Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-MO) announced in December that the U.S. will contribute $9 million to South African AIDS programs in 2000, four times the amount given last year.
Kenya’s government announced the formation of a National AIDS Council and will start education programs in schools and colleges later this year (see Neg, opposite).
After the installation of a new filtering program on school computers, New York City students received “access denied” messages when logging on to websites with info about safer sex and AIDS.
China’s first televised PSA advocating condoms to prevent HIV ran for two days in December before being pulled off the air by the government, which cited a national law forbidding ads for sex products.
Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi will not change his position blocking condom distribution, a stance that continues to draw fire from local activists (see Poz, opposite).