AIDS, Christian Responses to
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Campbell, E. H. 2011. AIDS, Christian Responses to. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
In the past quarter-century the disease of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes it have occasioned a global pandemic. There are 40 million people living with HIV, over 4 million new cases annually, and nearly 3 million deaths each year. The enormity and complexity of the pandemic have presented Christians globally with both a crucial challenge and a unique opportunity. Sub-Saharan Africa bears the greatest burden, as two-thirds of all those with HIV/AIDS live there. In southeast Asia the sex tourism industry has driven the expansion of HIV/AIDS. Brazil has one-third of those in Latin America living with HIV. The epidemics in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while relatively young, continue to grow.
- AIDS, christian responses;
- AIDS and HIV, global pandemic;
- HIV/AIDS, a new kairos;
- christ-centered theology of life;
- antiretroviral therapy;
- AIDS-stricken women