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November 15, 2010

Unsafe in Switzerland

HIV/AIDS Clinical Care: "Comment: This study could not answer the question of whether the 'Swiss statement' has led to increased HIV transmission, but it does indicate that the statement has led to decreased condom use, at least in Switzerland. ... Although ART is a promising avenue for preventing the spread of HIV, we need data, not opinions, before we encourage serodiscordant couples to skip the condoms."

Comment by JSJ: We don't know enough to have our own opinion about the 'Swiss statement' controversy. But we note that life is never risk-free. And there can be risks on both sides -- as too many warnings may lead to people ignoring them all, including the ones that do matter.