(AP) — The Vatican has invited AIDS experts from around the world to a
two-day symposium on preventing HIV and caring for people with the
virus, just months after the pope made international headlines with his
comments about condoms and AIDS.
insist the meeting Friday and Saturday won't call into question
traditional church teaching opposing artificial contraception. In the
run-up to the conference, the Vatican's newspaper has run a series of
articles reinforcing the church's position that abstinence and fidelity
in marriage are the best ways to curb HIV.
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