The general secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches, the Rev Mvume Dandala, is encouraging mass voluntary testing for HIV by undergoing a personal test for the virus, and encourages other religious leaders to do the same.
While the media focus is on in-fighting over sexuality and gender, the July 2008 Lambeth Conference of worldwide Anglican bishops will be challenged to look outwards at the HIV-AIDS pandemic facing millions in Africa.
An educational institution in southern Africa is hosting a major theological consultation on HIV prevention called by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), based in Geneva. Participants are expected from across the globe.
A Christian health organization in India has warned that new official statistics showing a fall in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the south Asian country should not lead to people lowering their guard.
Young people continue to bear the brunt of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, with youth under age 25 accounting for more than half of all new HIV infections each year. Those between the ages of 15-24 are particularly hard hit, especially girls and young women who comprise the majority of young people living with the disease. Click here to find Oxfam charity gifts on the Oxfam website