Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Does Showering After Sex Reduces Chances of HIV Transmission ?

Is there a connection between HIV transmission and showering after sex?

If you are a recluse residing deep inside the Amazon forest, you may be unsure of the connection; however, if you were the former Vice President and the second highest in the political hierarchy of the largest economy in Africa, it is simply a catastrophic blunder to think that there is a connection between the two!

Yet, the former Vee Pee of South Africa and a political bigwig, Jacob Zuma believes that there is a connection!

In fact, he believes that taking a shower right after sex reducing chances of HIV transmission after sex, and he did took one after having sex with a women he very well knew to be HIV positive!

Here is an excerpt of Mr Jacob Zuma's blunder via BBC:
“South African ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma said he showered after sex with an HIV-positive woman, thinking this would reduce his risk of being infected… Mr. Zuma's testimony that he did not use a condom during the encounter, despite knowing the woman was HIV-positive, caused dismay among local AIDS activists...”
Despite the myriad and sleuth of information on HIV/AIDS (South Afrcia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the world), it is shameful, despicable, laughable, and most unfortunate that that someone as exposed and high-up as Zuma would believe “taking shower after sex reduces the chances of HIV transmission”.

This statement reveals a lot about Zuma and the mentality of many African leaders, and its also indicative of why the continent is “upside down” and backwards because many of its leaders are Zuma-like.

How can men who risk their lives (like Zuma did) for transient ecstatic bliss of sex be trusted in any capacity at all?

Given this type of mentality it isn’t a surprise that Mr. Zuma was fired for financial impropriety, and neither is it shocking that he’s embroiled in a rape scandal. A man that would risk his life over frivolities can do anything.