HIV Prevention In Africa: A Complex Interplay Between Religion, Culture, Tradition And Science 4/09

From Consultancy Africa Intelligence - HIV & AIDS Newsletter:

"A perfect example, and undeniably pertinent to the topic of this newsletter, is the recent statement by Pope Benedict XVI. The Roman Catholic Church has continued to promote an abstinence and faithfulness-only approach to HIV prevention in Africa, despite the evidence that confirms that this strategy cannot work within such a context. The African continent is the fastest growing region for the Roman Catholic Church, and is therefore significantly influenced by the position of the Church on matters such as HIV & AIDS. At the same time, the continent is also desperate for progress in the area of HIV prevention, which can only be achieved through the large-scale implementation of proven-to-work strategies."
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