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Cardinal Peter Turkson on Condom Use to Prevent HIV/AIDS within Marriage

October 5, 2009

I would not undervalue the possibility that somebody who has AIDS, recognizing his own Christian commitment, would simply just decide to refrain from sex. [...] Some would, in such a situation, have advised the use of condom by the partner who has HIV/AIDS so it doesn't spread. But again, in our part of the world, even the use of condom is sometimes risky: risky in the sense that [...] we have cases of condoms that have burst during sex and it is they themselves who have come to talk about it otherwise we would not have known it in our hospitals.

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