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Comment 5 by Corylus

What I find unforgivable about the official attitude of the Catholic Church towards HIV, and what was said above by the Elder, is that they seem happy to accept collateral damage. Of course no-one would catch HIV if everyone only had one partner, but that does not mean that you can avoid HIV by only having one partner. If your partner has had sexual experience before they meet you, or is not monogamous with you, then you can of course catch HIV. The Church is prepared to let the partners of the HIV-infected die rather than use a condom. The Elder seems to think somehow that the children share the blame for what he believes are the sins of the parents.

I truly detest such dehumanizing of others, the partners of the HIV-infected and the children. There seems no room for the slightest bit of empathy.

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 01:38:26 UTC | #950261