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Progress made against AIDS but more needed

ROME (SE): As World Aids Day was observed on December 1, Father Robert Vitillo, full-time special advisor to Caritas Internationalis on HIV/AIDS and the attaché on health for the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva said, “We still need to maintain our concern.

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Philippine clergy urged to help fight stigma by taking HIV test

Manila (UCAN): Father Dan Vicente Cancino, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippine’s Commission on Health Care urged the clergy to have HIV tests. “Priests can help fight the stigma by undergoing HIV tests themselves,” he said on May 14.

“The real challenge (in fighting HIV and AIDS) is the stigma and discrimination,” said Father Cancino.

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