Report Finds Washington Has Highest AIDS Infection Rate Among U.S. Cities - New York Times AIDS will continue to spread. Sex ed doesn't work, giving out free condoms doesn't work, people say they get tested, apparently they don't. Abstinence programs don't work. You can't be abstinent or a virgin and do "other" things. Following God's rule to wait until after marriage is the only why to stay pure and disease free. But, that would be too easy.