I don't know which to be more horrified about in this article entitled the 'Best-Kept Secret' for HIV-Free Africa:
- that researchers realize that birth control can have a great impact on reducing the number of children born with HIV in Africa, but they can't do anything about it, because of the PEPFAR's ban on distribution of contraceptives or family planning;
or the sentence where women are treated like a piece of property: "The man who, in accordance with local tradition, inherited her after her husband died refused to use condoms";
or the comments to the article that say that this is not 'our' (read 'America's') problem. As if we lived in a bubble.
It is a painful reminder of just how far we still have to go when it comes to basic human rights and mankind's inhumanity to man (and woman).