Church, State, Society? Whose Responsibility is AIDS?

Sr Alison Munro, OP, SACBC AIDS Office, Pretoria
(An updated version of a paper prepared for a conference in Freiburg, October 2003, and originally published as part of the conference papers).

Whose responsibility is AIDS?
In the post-1994 phase of our history, the issue around which the church has galvanised itself to defend the interests of the poor and suffering against the oligarchy, is AIDS. The poor are disproportionately affected by the effects of AIDS– loss of unemployment by an infected person leads to the destitution of entire families, lack of access to proper nutrition and treatment lead to premature death and untold suffering. Download Here