Category - HIV-AIDS

  • August 17, 2010

    Last week I heard in the news that breast cancer death rates are down nearly 30 per cent since 1980, and although I of course think good thoughts about figures like these and the new wonder drugs and breaks-through we have from time to time, my happiness is tinged with very personal sadness.

  • July 26, 2010

    The experience of African women theologians has been a crucial element in helping faith communities respond to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in Africa, says the coordinator of an ecumenical network on the pandemic on the continent. Stephen Brown writes on the challenge from the recent the International AIDS Conference.

  • July 20, 2010

    Faith leaders have been told they can play a key role in the fight against HIV if their public statements help combat stigma and discrimination.

  • July 20, 2010

    Doctors in a number of countries have been advising football fans who went to the World Cup in South Africa to check their HIV status.

  • June 10, 2010

    A group of African Christian and Muslim leaders is warning of increased vulnerability to HIV infections via sex workers during the soccer World Cup in South Africa.

  • June 6, 2010

    How are Christians in Zambia responding to the HIV-AIDS pandemic, and what challenges does it pose for Christian words and actions in the world today? Jane Stranz interviewed Sarah Kaulule, a lay preacher in the United Church of Zambia, at the Edinburgh 2010 conference on world Christianity to find out.

  • April 23, 2010

    South Africa's Catholic bishops have commended the country's new efforts to stop the spread of HIV and AIDS after previous policies had faced criticism for denial of the pandemic.

  • March 30, 2010

    A major funding agency says faith communities are crucial to combating the HIV pandemic, but need to meet global standards of accountability when funds are channelled through them.

  • March 25, 2010

    High-level figures from many of the world's faiths have committed to "stronger, more visible and practical leadership" in response to HIV, especially eradicating stigma and discrimination.

  • March 18, 2010

    The first-ever Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on HIV and AIDS will be held in Den Dolder, Netherlands, from 22-23 March 2010.