International AIDS awareness Day

As you may or may not know, today, Dec. 1 is the international AIDS awareness day celebrated in many, many countries. For the most part, organizations that participate in this day of awareness usually come from the secular humanistic point of view that the best way to protect yourself from HIV/AIDS is using a condom. The argument usually unfolds like this, “teens and young adults are going to have sex anyway so why not teach them how to be better protected (not 100% protected) by using a condom. Besides, abstinence is so “old fashioned”, and we live in the modern age.” If you have heard or used this argument then I would like to flip the coin on you and take a look at the other side. Continue reading