Nicolas Cathcart, Response 10When I think about the way different activist groups have attacked the issue of AIDS, especially in developing countries, the idea of simply educating the people regarding preventive techniques, such as condoms, seems like a reasonable and powerful way to combat the disease. But an issue that these two articles raise is how simply offering these measures as a way to prevent the spread of the disease misses the boat when it comes to interacting with the cultures of those societies. While it is well known that certain cultural aspects are opposed to these measures, including religious organizations, the ones shown in the article are a lot less tangible. They are integrated into the fabrics of that particular society. So when preventive techniques are developed and implemented, it is important to understand why they might fail and how they can adjust. By looking at these studies, it is clear that what these measures must combat are not so readily apparent.