SACBC AIDS Office statement: Catholic Church rolls out ARV therapy

Of the approximately 5 million HIV positive people in South Africa, it is estimated that 600 000 are in need of anti-retro viral drugs (this includes those having a CD4 count of below 200, or being in WHO stage 3…

SACBC CALLS FOR GREATER COOPERATION BETWEEN STATE AND CHURCH IN ASSISTING PEOPLE WITH HIV/AIDS

“The Catholic Church calls on the South African Government to step up its response to AIDS in the country by delivering on its proposed anti-retroviral roll out, and to overcome all bureaucratic hurdles which are hindering the realization of initiatives…

THE CHURCH IN AFRICA IN FACE OF THE HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC

“Our prayer is always full of hope” MESSAGE ISSUED BY SECAM DAKAR 2003 Dear brothers and sisters in the faith, Dear friends, fellow believers and all people of good will, “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and…

“The pain and trauma of AIDS can be beaten by international compassion”

“The toll exacted by sickness and death associated with AIDS could, if not dealt with comprehensively, cause the disintegration of the South African society,” warned Bishop Kevin Dowling of the Southern Catholic Bishops’ Conference, at Sizanani Conference in Bronkhortspruit, east…

Disobedience Protests

20 March 2003 The AIDS Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference endorses the Treatment Action Campaign on Civil Disobedience protests launched today, Thursday 20 March 2003, the eve of Human Rights Day in South Africa. Download Here

AIDS in South Africa

Never before has the value of ordinary life which we take for granted, become so precious as it is in the face of the ubiquitous threat of HIV/AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). There is still a…

RESPONSIBILITY IN A TIME OF AIDS

A Catholic theological response to the pandemic Report on a conference held from 5-7 February 2003. 83 invited delegates assembled at St Augustine College of South Africa Campus from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th February to participate in preparing a…

A Message Of Hope

We the people of Southern Africa find ourselves in the middle of a great crisis in our nations caused by HIV/AIDS.  Many people despair when they are stricken with HIV/AIDS because they feel rejected and sometimes are rejected by their…

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