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Letters The Pope, condoms, and HIV

Why the Pope may be right

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 14 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1498
  1. Anthony McCarthy, research fellow1
  1. 1Linacre Centre for Healthcare Ethics, London NW8 9SE
  1. a.mccarthy{at}

    Kamerow asserts that “ABC” (abstain, be faithful, condom use) in Uganda probably owed most of its effectiveness to greater use of condoms.1 This is contradicted in several papers.2 3 4 In one the government …

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