Many individuals around the world are given the false impression that condoms provide complete protection from HIV and other STDs. However, a great deal of research suggests otherwise. In his book Broken Promises: How the AIDS Establishment Has Betrayed the Developing World, former Harvard researcher Dr. Edward Green found that "More condom use is associated with more casual and commercial sex and often higher, not lower, HIV rates."
A study done in four African cities by UNAIDS found that condoms had virtually no measurable effect on HIV levels. Research has also found that increased condom use may correlate with a higher likelihood of contracting HIV and other STDs, as well as a greater chance of unintended pregnancy.
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