AIDS within the priesthood

Other Names:
HIV-infected priests

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:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST