Despite criticisms met by DOH Secretary Cabral, she insisted that she will continue in distributing condoms until her term ends.For info, she had led the information dissemination of the deadly Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom or better know as AIDS. Though CBCP has been very vocal in condoning claiming that its very immoral for the department to give condoms coz it only condones immorality and upholds sex before marriage. But for the figures continuely increasing in the Philippines for the confirmed cases of AIDS, is there the best way out in this dilemma? Abstinenence and being faithful are just few of the considerable thoughts in preventing the disease but other than that - condom is still THE ONLY and the last remedy.
Let me share to you some fast facts:
33 Million infections worldwide
4,218 Filipinos infected since 1984
629 Filipinos infected in 2009
80 Filipinos infected in October 2009