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Abstinence & fidelity are gaining priority over condoms in the battle against AIDS by India’s Health Minister, Sushma Swaraj.

Ms. Swaraj ordered the federal government’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) to stop advertisements that focus on condom use for mass media campaigns on AIDS prevention and instead emphasize fidelity to check the spread of the disease.

[The Times of India; South China Morning Post, 5/26/03; Abstinence Clearinghouse E-Mail Update 4Jun03,]