Comments on: Condoms sometimes permissible to stop AIDS: Pope http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/20/condoms-sometimes-permissible-to-stop-aids-pope/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: SheRa http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/20/condoms-sometimes-permissible-to-stop-aids-pope/comment-page-1/#comment-27806 Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:04:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18035#comment-27806 @berniethomas – it is so much more than just stopping from having sex. Millions of people are infected with HIV and don’t know it – they bring it home to their wives, or mothers pass it to their children unknowingly. Condoms provide the possibility of slowing that spread. Then, when people know they are infected – many disadvantaged or uneducated people don’t realize how damaging their actions can be. After all, they look healthy.

Condoms are one of the many tools we have to fight spread of HIV. These include education and awareness, access to testing, access and education about condom use, access and education to male circumscision. Why condemn one of the cheapest and most effective ways of HIV prevention?

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By: berniethomas http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/20/condoms-sometimes-permissible-to-stop-aids-pope/comment-page-1/#comment-27554 Sat, 20 Nov 2010 21:38:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18035#comment-27554 Make no mistake about it. The Holy Father is not approving the use of condoms. He is just saying that some of those who use condoms might be moving in the direction of realizing that one’s sexual actions shouldn’t harm others. He wants them to stop altogether from having sex that threatens to transmit the HIV. There is not approval of condemns here. Rather a call to a more moral life.

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