AIDS Transmitted in Many Ways

A response to: Half-Truths Lead Discussions Awry, Says Prelate

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In this article, Father Joel Jason of the Archdiocese of Manila is quoted as saying with reference to fidelity and abstinence: «There is no way you can get AIDS if you practice these.» [Ed.N.: This line no longer appears in the story]

There are many other ways by which AIDS is gotten, such as infected needles. This fact is already well known and we should not claim that all AIDS victims are victims of their infidelity or non-abstinence.

For example, there are cases of hospital workers infected by having been pricked by needles in refuse cans, etc. Those workers are not guilty of infidelity or of non-abstinence. Also, it is known that there are other ways in which AIDS can be communicated.

Thomas O’Gorman
Mary the Queen Parish, San Juan City

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