Problem

AIDS within the priesthood

Other Names:
HIV-infected priests
Incidence:
In 2000 it was reported that in the USA the annual death rate from AIDS in Kansas and Missouri was 7 times that of the general population in the period 1987-99. At least 300 Catholic priests had died of AIDS since the mid-1980s, namely 4 times the rate of the general population. The death of a bishop in Minnesota had been disguised as a non-AIDS related disease and his identity had been concealed.
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
08.02.2000 – 00:00 CET