CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update News in Brief: The Philippines
January 19, 1993
Advocate (01/12/93) No. 620, P. 32
A condom promotion program established by the Philippine
government to thwart the spread of HIV infection was called
"irresponsible and immature" by the country's most prominent
Roman Catholic leader. Cardinal Jaime L. Sin of Manila said
the new government policy may be a viable "short-term"
solution, but "we close our ears to the voice of morality only
at our peril." Sin's reaction emerged as President Fidel Ramos
disclosed the formation of a national AIDS council and
proposed a foundation to assist AIDS patients.