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Vatican says 'pansexual culture' fuels increase in AIDS/HIV


The Vatican has said that the continued increase in AIDS and HIV is fueled in part by a "pansexual culture" that reduces sexual activity to mere pleasure.

CLICK HERECatholic News Service reports that the safe way to prevent sexual transmission of the disease is to practice sexuality within the context of marriage, according to the Vatican's annual message for the tomorrow's World AIDS Day.

The message did not mention condoms in AIDS prevention. In the past, the Vatican has opposed condom campaigns, saying they do not truly protect against transmission of the disease and may end up encouraging promiscuous sexual activity.

The Vatican message strongly urged legal reforms to give more equitable health care to AIDS patients in developing countries and asked pharmaceutical companies to make anti-AIDS drugs more accessible to the poor.

The text was signed by Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers.

SOURCE
'Pansexual culture' fuels increase in AIDS/HIV, says Vatican message (Catholic News Service 28/11/05)

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30 Nov 2005