WHO on HIV/AIDS

Religion or Science?

Which will stop the spread of HIV/AIDS? (read this article to help you decide). I can’t decide if I should laugh or cry…

From the World Health Organization website, for those of you who, like myself, were curious:

Kevin M. De Cock, MD, is the director of the WHO Department of HIV/AIDS, a post to which he has been appointed after serving six years as Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Kenya. In his new role, Dr De Cock will oversee all of WHO’s work related to HIV/AIDS, focusing on initiatives to assist developing countries in scaling up their treatment, prevention, care and support programmes.

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2 comments

  1. Dickens McDawson

    the “religion or science” question is one which I find very interesting. on this particular issue the pope is clearly wrong, but perhaps using catholicism to represent religion is a little like using the atom bomb to represent science?

    I recently had a fascinating class called “the psychology of religion”. in it, the students were fairly polarized between those who believed in god and those who believed in science, and it made for some good discussion & debate. but there’s also a growing number of people (which I count myself a part of) who think that spirituality and science are not at odds, but are different aspects of the same thing. The convergence of these two fields seems inevitable.

    A really fascinating article: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104310443&sc=emaf

    Although in the vast majority of cases it creates more closed-mindedness, bigotry, and atrophy-of-brain, I believe properly used, spirituality is the most efficient way to elevate consciousness and bring about evolution of the species.

  2. Dickens McDawson

    oh, and kudos on the de cock pun. 🙂

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