Bush Administration Deputy Sec. of State Randall Tobias
and head of AIDS programs in Africa administration has resigned after his name appeared on the phone logs in the DC prostitution scandal. Tobias was a pusher of abstinence-only
programs in Africa that excluded condom use and derided sex wiorkers.Tobias admitted using the escort service
for massages and not for sex. Yea. Right. A $350 an hour prostitute rather than a $60 an hour certified massage therapist? His lie, he can tell it how he wants. This does sound a bit like Ted Haggard's claims
that he only used a gay prostitute for massage.
Tobias also used to be the CEO of Eli-Lilly. He supported the Abstinence-only no condoms programs but at the same time was working hard to undermine attempts to establish generic versions of extremely expensive AIDS drugs. Tobias worked to put more people at risk of AIDS
while assuring big profits for US drug companies when they fell ill.
Of course Tobias would see this as logical. His abstinence-only programs DOUBLED the AIDS infection rate in Uganda on his watch
. Both the religious right and big pharma should be pleased."There's no evidence in generalized populations that a broad-based use of condoms as the backbone of prevention efforts has worked," Mr. Tobias said in a March 10 interview"
Leslee Unruh is a big fan of Tobias, read about her support of him here
Of course Unruh is a big supporter of Tobias, he held the checkbook to potentially write big checks for her Abstinence Africa
program that has helped create the disaster in Uganda.
Between the recent news that:Abstinence-only clearly does not work
.Information on condoms used as the cornerstone for abstinence-only programs is outdated and incorrect
. Actual statistics for condom use are far better than they are stating.
Now the head of the programs she saw as her cash cow to profit and punishment has fallen.
Clearly if the head promoter of abstinence-only can't keep it in his pants maybe it is time to admit the programs are a waste of money.