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Emphasis is laid on the alarming statistics to highlight the sheer scale of the pandemic and quantify risk. The UN Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS (UN, 2006) for example states that: [We] [n]ote with alarm that we are facing an unprecedented human catastrophe; that a quarter of a century into the pandemic, AIDS has inflicted immense suffering on countries and communities throughout the world; and that more than 65 million people have been infected with HIV, more than 25 million people have died of AIDS, 15 million children have been orphaned by AIDS and millions more made vulnerable, and 40 million people are currently living with HIV, more than 95 percent of whom live in developing countries.

2 The interviews and focus group discussions indicate that a couple can only use condoms if the man wants to and therefore, as is the case more generally, use is more consistent where the wife is infected than where the husband is infected (Blanc, 2001, p. , 2004, p. 477). The use of condoms within stable relationships is problematic because of the stigma associating them with sexual immorality and protection 28 Gender, HIV and Risk against infected women, as the Product Manager for HIV Prevention at PSI’s Chisango Condom Programme considers.

477). The use of condoms within stable relationships is problematic because of the stigma associating them with sexual immorality and protection 28 Gender, HIV and Risk against infected women, as the Product Manager for HIV Prevention at PSI’s Chisango Condom Programme considers. , 2006, p. , 1995, p. 6; for the situation on general see Schoepf, 2003, p. 555; Baylies and Bujra, 1995, p. 202). Condoms have also met cultural resistance, with traditional leaders opposing their use because they believe they promote promiscuity.

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