Re: Condoms and Partner Choice are Important in Containing HIV 25 June 2003
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Matthew L Grove,
Consultant Rheumatologist
NTGH, NE29 8NH

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Re: Re: Condoms and Partner Choice are Important in Containing HIV

In Tony Floyd's response of the 29th May, he quotes Vincenzi's longitudinal study (1)as proof that the HIV positive state is transmitted by a virus:

"Consistent use of condoms for heterosexual intercourse is highly effective in preventing the transmission of HIV"

Dr. Papadopulos-Eleopulos counters "For de Vincenzi (1) to make the above claim, she had first to prove that heterosexual (vaginal) transmission of HIV takes place. She did not."

Surely it is not necessary to prove any such thing? The data clearly proves my hypothesis that regular topical application of latex to the vaginal wall reduces the incidence of spuriously positive HIV antibody tests... no transmission of any kind need be involved.

Competing interests:   Resolutely living on my flat earth.