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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan's safest sex mantra!
According to Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, fidelity is the safest sex and supreme measure to mitigate the spread of HIV-AIDS in Bharat. His view has kicked up a row and many activists, doctors and international agencies are up in arms against Vardhan.

It seems that Modi government is in love with ‘Ss Mantras’. First, it was ‘3S (Skill-Speed-Scale) Mantra” of development, which was followed by first edition of ‘S2S (Scandals-to-Skills) Mantra’ for political transition to good days. Now, there comes another ‘S2S (Safer-sex to Safest-sex) Mantra for overcoming HIV-AIDS menace in the country.

Vardhan, a believer in the principle of ‘prevention is better than cure’ views that condoms provide ‘safer sex’, but the fidelity to the life-partner is the ‘safest sex’. In other word, he has hinted that condoms encourage and promote illicit sexual relationships.

Some NGOs working in area of HIV-AIDS, leftists and activists while smelling ‘moral policing’ flvour in Vardhan’s statement and have condemned his views and blamed him for pushing the RSS agenda on so-called Baratiya Sanskriti.

However, the existing operational guidelines for condom promotion by State Aids Control Societies as per National AIDS Control Organization, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, state that India has been one of the front runners in pioneering social marketing approaches for promoting condoms especially among men who have multiple sex partners.

Currently, in various NGO-run projects supported by international agencies and funders, condom promotion has an important place in the prevention strategy as it is being seen as the only prophylaxis against STIs and HIV-AIDS.

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