Gay men are FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY to get HIV thru homosexual acts, than heterosexual acts. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (with the National Institutes of Health), there are an estimated 40,000 new HIV infections each year in the United States. Seventy percent of these are men; 30% are women. Of those men who are infected, 60% of them are infected through homosexual sex; 25% through intravenous drug use; and 15% through heterosexual sex. ------------------------- Pro-Homo education does NOT work: The AIDS epidemic is not going to be stopped by educational efforts aimed at destigmatizing homo-sexual intercourse among blacks or promoting condom use among teens and homosexuals. Such messages will only spread the epidemic. The condom message has been pushed for decades by pro-homosexual groups such as Planned Parenthood and AIDS organizations. According to the pro-abortion newsletter, Family Planning Perspectives, a condoms effectiveness in preventing HIV infection can be as high as 96%, but can be as low as 60%. While a 60% protection rate may seem significant, this still means the person has a 40% chance of being infected with a virus that will kill him. In addition, according to an article published in the British journal Lancet (Jan. 31, 2000), Increased condom use will increase the number of transmissions that result in condom fail-ure [and could] reflect decisions of individuals to switch from inherently safer strategies of partner selection of fewer partners to the riskier strategy of developing or maintaining higher rates of part-ner change plus reliance on condoms. In short, condom use is likely to increase the spread of HIV infections, not slow down the epidemic. Targeting teens for pro-homosexual messages is also likely to spur an epidemic of infections among this population. According to Focus on the Familys report, Take Twelve: The Truth About Ab-stinence Education, a 1998 study of the effects of condom distribution in a Los Angeles high school, showed the following: Males reported increasing their condom use from 37% to 50%, the percentage of girls who reported their partners used condoms did not in crease significantly. More female teens increased their participation in high risk sexual activities. The percentage of males who engaged in sexual activity remained slightly higher than the na-tional average. The number of male students who engaged in unhealthy and risky same-sex activities in-creased. The promotion of homosexual sex and condom use among teens is inevitably going to increase in-fections among this group. In fact, according to Dr. Craig Wilson, an associate professor of pediat-rics at the University of Alabama, The rate of HIV infection among younger adolescents in the U.S. is increasing 200 to 300 percent each year. (Associated Press report, March 7, 2001) Health offi-cials have stated that an estimated 20,000 people between the ages of 13 and 24 are infected with HIV each year in the U.S. Thats two people each hour who are doomed to die young. The worst thing we can do is to promote homosexual sex among teenagers or to set up pro-homosexual groups on junior high or high school campuses. We will only fuel the AIDS epidemic and condemn children to an early grave if we allow homosexual activists to recruit children on our nations campuses. Whiney Liberal Voice = on Homosexuality doesn't Hurt ME...why should I care what consenting adults do?