World AIDS Day

Fr David Stewart SJ
Pope Francis said, in a powerful and outspoken intervention reported on Friday, that "The presence of God today is also called 'Rohingya'." This of course was the word that he had carefully avoided using while he was in Myanmar. This came in Bangladesh, to where he had next travelled. The report had it that he next said: "Maybe we can't do much for you, but your tragedy has a place in our hearts. For those who have hurt you, and above all the indifference of the world, I ask your forgiveness."...
AJAN Youth Against AIDS training in Zimbabwe - Darrin Zammit Lupi
The full development of young people and their ability to bring about an AIDS-free society are vital in the battle against the pandemic, according to the Jesuits in Africa. In a message for World AIDS Day (tomorrow), the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) insists that young people should not be denied their potential and that a simplistic response does not adequately address the situation.“Harnessing the ability of young people to take good decisions and to act wisely and compassionately...
World AIDS Day is held annually on 1 December.
A Mass for World AIDS Day will be celebrated at the Church of the Immaculate Conception (Farm Street Church), at 6pm on Tuesday 1 December. Music for the Mass will be provided by the Beacon Music Group.A side-chapel will include a Prayer Wall at which people are invited to share a prayer for those living with HIV or who have died of AIDS, and will be open from 6pm on Thursday 26 November until Friday 4 December. All prayers will be passed to the Catholics for AIDS Prevention and...
Treatment for people living with HIV should be more accessible and more comprehensive, according to the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN). Following research done in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, AJAN says that life for these people would be much easier if they had clinics within walking distance and if they spent less time in queues that stretch for hours to get their treatment.Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania have worked hard to expand access to treatment. According to UNAIDS, at the end...