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March 26, 2010

Religious Summit to Support HIV victims

Filed under: Uncategorized — taddaniels @ 4:56 pm

This week, in the Netherlands, 40 religious leaders met to propose ideas to help fight HIV, but not in the usual way. These religious leaders represent faiths that provide more than 40% of the support for HIV victims in a lot of countries.

These religious leaders decided they wanted to bring the social stigma of HIV being a “bad persons” disease into a new light. They want to support for these victims in a new way by educating them and the public in general.

I think this is an excellent step forward since religious groups and faiths make a majority of lives affected by HIV (people in Sub-Saharan Africa). THe UN reports around 70% of the world claims some type of affiliation with a faith, so therefore they have the potential for making a lasting impact. As I have always said, the best way to fight HIV is education.

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