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Prelates discuss care for HIV children with UN, US officials

April 12, 2016

Caritas, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, is hosting a three-day conference in Rome devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of children with HIV.

Participants in the conference, which concludes on April 13, include Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care; Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan; Luiz Loures, deputy executive director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS); and Ambassador Deborah Birx, the United States Global AIDS Coordinator.

 
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  • Posted by: feedback - Apr. 14, 2016 1:38 PM ET USA

    How is HIV different from any other serious illness affecting children? Or, is the special interest in HIV patients primarily politically motivated?