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THE MYTH OF "Safe Sex" Condensed from NEWSWEEK ROBERT C. NOBLE NE NIGHT last winter, the evening news told of students who wanted their high school to give out free condoms. A fresh- faced teen-age girl said people her age were having sex, so what was the big deal about condoms? Two experts commented. One was a lady who sat very straight her white hair in a tight perm. The representative of an organization that promotes sexual abstinence for teens, she declared in a prudish voice that condoms don't 'work very well. The other expert-a young, attractive woman-said that teen-agers who are sexually active shouldn't be denied the protection of condoms. I found myself agreeing with the prude. What do I know about all this? I'm an infectious-diseases physician. I'm taking care of a 21 who has AIDS. With his looks, he could have been a model for Donatello's "David." His lover, who works in a bank, looks like a fellow you'd see in Sunday school. He's had sex with only one person, my patient ( his second partner). These guys aren't dummies. They read newspapers. You think condoms would
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course MAFT 541 taught by Professor Davidp.altopp during the Fall '10 term at Ventura College.

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