AIDS, and its likely cause, HIV, are characterized by their destruction of the human immune system which can lead to severe health problems and eventually death. Although there are treatments to hinder the progress of AIDS, there is yet no known cure.
HIV/AIDS is currently a worldwide epidemic, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Position: Routine testing for the HIV virus in the workplace, or as a condition of employment, should not be permitted.Canadian Human Rights Commision
- Everyone has the right to equality and to be treated with dignity and without discrimination, regardless of HIV/AIDS status.
- HIV positive persons pose virtually no risk to those with whom they interact in the workplace.
- testing for HIV could result in unjustified discrimination against infected people.
the Catholic Church
- the use of contraception goes against God's plan
- condoms are not 100% effective, therefore chastity until marriage is the only solution
- contraception is an attack on the "culture of life," because it prevents the creation of children.
Position: Pope Should Change Catholic Church's Opposition to Condom Use To Prevent Spread of HIV/AIDSNicholas Kristof, New York Times
Source: Medical News Today
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