AIDS 30 Years Down the Line: Faith-based Reflections about the Epidemic in Africa

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AIDS 30 Years Down the Line: Faith-based Reflections about the Epidemic in Africa

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The essays in this volume adopt a multifaceted approach to the challenges posed by the AIDS pandemic thirty years after it exploded worldwide. As scholars and practitioners with varying degrees of involvement with the crisis of AIDS, the contributors to this volume approach the various issues with a keen sense of solidarity with people living with HIV. The essays also contain a strong awareness that a better understanding of diverse dimensions of the disease is integral to a consistent, effective, and sustainable response.

ISBN

9966-08-690-0

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

Paulines Publications Africa

City

Nairobi

Keywords

AIDS (Disease), Africa, Faith

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Table of Contents

Biographies

Acknowledgments

Preface

Danielle Vella

Foreword

Archbishop John Olurunfemi Onaiyekan

INTRODUCTION: AIDS, Thirty Years Down the Line?

Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ,

Danielle Vella, and Paterne Mombe, SJ

PART ONE

SETTING A FRAMEWORK

OF NOVEL PERSPECTIVES

A Differentiated View of the HIV I AIDS Pandemic:

Optimising the Response to the Pandemic in Developed,

Emerging, and Developing Countries: Trends and Responses

Dr Klemens .Ochel, MPH

Developing HIV/AIDS Discourse in Africa and Advancing

the Argument for Universal Health Care·

James F Keenan, SJ

Going Beyond Addressing the Socio-economic and Political Factors

in the Struggle Against HIV and AIDS in Africa: Marcel's Existential

Response

Michael Ochieng'. Otieno, SJ

AIDS as a Common Bad That Morally Demands Social Solidarity

David Kaulemu

Is Deinstitutionalisation of HIV / AIDS

an Option in View of Funding Challenges?

James Kanali, SJ

PART TWO

SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND

CULTURAL VIEWPOINTS

Major Challenges in Responding to the AIDS Pandemic

in a Developing Country: The Case of Malawi

Alex Muyebe. SJ

Culture, HIV, and the Church

Leonard Chiti. SJ

Religion and HIV/AIDS-Related Stigma in Africa:

An Interreligious Perspective

Norbert Litoing. SJ

The Myth of Monolithity and other Prejudices: A Case Study

of Trinity Health Services

Bruce Botha. SJ. Dr Graham Lohrmann. Dr Avy Violari.

and Dr Glenda Gray

Associations of People Living With HIV (PLWH) in Cameroon:

A Case Study of AFASO

Ludovic Lodo. SJ and Makia Christine Masong

Armed Conflict, Sexual Violence, and AIDS:

The Case of Eastern DR Congo

Bahati Martin Mateso SJ

PART THREE

HUMAN RIGHTS AND

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS

The Human Rights Question in the HIV/AIDS Pandemic in

Sub-Saharan Africa

Isidore Bonabom. SJ

Rights and Duties of Persons Living With HIV

Crispin lIombe Wilondja. SJ

Stigmatisation and Discrimination against Persons Living with HIV:

A Hindrance to the Prevention of the Illness in Africa

Harris Tombi. SJ

The Churches and a Stigmatising Disease

Michael J. Kelly. SJ

PART FOUR

A BURNING ISSUE:

UNIVERSAL ACCESS

Responsibility in an Era of Antiretroviral Treatment Revolution

Paterne A. Mombe, SJ

Universal Access: Luxury, Myth, or Reality?

Desire Yamuremye, SJ

Universal Access to Antiretroviral Treatment in Chad and Social Equity:

Barriers to Access.and Public Health Leadership

Jacquineau Azetsop, SJ

Care and Treatment of Children Living with HIV

Mary Owens, IBVM

Is Universal Access to Antiretroviral Treatment a Myth or Reality?

Some Experiences of the Catholic Church in South Africa

Alison Munro, OP

PART FIVE

THE CHURCH IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

African HIV/AIDS Theology: Towards a Holistic Approach to

the HIV/AIDS Issue

Wilfrid Okambawa, SJ

Ethical Issues Related to Preventing the Further Spread of HIV:

Teachings and Actions of the Catholic Church

Mgr Robert J. Vitillo

A Witness to Truth and Solidarity: The Catholic Church's Response

to HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mgr Robert Vitillo

The DREAM (Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and

Malnutrition) Programme - Community of Sant'Egidio

Dr Leonardo Palombi

The Catholic Church's Response to the HIV/AIDS Pandemic:

The Experience in Kenya

Wanyonyi Eric Simiyll, SJ

Education for Life and Love as the Church's Response to HIV/AIDS

Jean-Simon Ratsimbazafy. SJ

Reflections on Thirty Years of HI VIA IDS in Rwanda

Christian Life Community Rwanda

The Community Faith-Based Response to the Scourge of HIV/AIDS

in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Example from Zambia

Dr. Maria Mercedes Rossi

GENERAL CONCLUSION: Turning a New Page on HIV/AIDS

Samuel Ebale

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