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Clerics, misinformation defeat condoms in Algeria

Clerics, misinformation defeat condoms in Algeria

They face an uphill task. Many Algerians in television interviews claimed AIDS can be transmitted simply by being in contact with someone who had it. Others, swayed by hard-line clerics, argue the virus aims to punish sexual deviants, including homosexuals.

Ignorance and superstition deliver their cargo of death once again.


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