ST FAITH’S CHURCH – HIV
& AIDS STRATEGY
A Community in which people live healthy lifestyle, free from
To support the church communities to reduce the spread of HIV
and to meet the challenges of AIDS. We are working to prevent
HIV infection; improve access to HIV treatment, care and
support; and lessen the impact of HIV and AIDS, particularly
among the most vulnerable and marginalised.
• Promote lifestyle changes that decrease the risk of acquiring
HIV/AID'S and related diseases.
• Work with other stakeholders to bring the resources of the
faith communities to assist in HIV/AID'S prevention and care.
• Provide people living with HIV/AIDS with information about
recreational illicit drug use, interactions between recreational
drugs and HIV treatments and potential impacts on immune
function and nutrition.
• De-stigmatise and fight discrimination.
OUR VALUES AND CORE COMMITMENTS
Our actions are guided by the following values:
• The lives of all human beings are of equal value.
A person’s vulnerability to HIV is increased by unequal power
relations arising from economic poverty and social
marginalisation. Gender, religion, class, race, ethnicity,
sexual orientation, age, disability, drug use and sex work are
all potential factors shaping unequal power relations, human
rights abuses, and vulnerability.
• Everyone has the right to access the HIV information and
services they need.
People have the right to full and accurate information as well
as to comprehensive HIV prevention programmes. People have the
right to access HIV care and treatment, and appropriate health
and social services. This includes HIV treatment and palliative
care for those with AIDS-defining illnesses, and substitution
treatment for those who are drug-dependent.