By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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A study showing that a toxin in bee venom can kill HIV has set the Internet abuzz, but some veterans in the battle against HIV/AIDS caution that such early findings should always be greeted with caution.
Using a condom is a lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner — even if that means a woman averts a possible pregnancy, the Vatican said Tuesday, signaling a seismic shift in papal teaching as it explained Pope Benedict XVI's comments.
For the first time, a vaginal gel has proved capable of blocking the AIDS virus: It cut in half a woman's chances of getting HIV from an infected partner in a study in South Africa. Scientists called it a breakthrough in the long quest for a tool to help women whose partners won't use condoms.
Just recently, Mr. Warren noted, public-health officials had to report that a major study of African women asked to use an HIV-prevention therapy called tenofovir every day failed to reduce HIV infections.
Those disappointing results came "20 years after some of the earliest work looking at tenofovir," Mr. Warren said.