Archbishop Fernando Saenz Lacalle of San Salvador, El Salvador, warned this week of the need for “world action to protect” those suffering from AIDS and to provide for them “the latest medicines in sufficient abundance.”
“This is a commitment humanity has, we are all brothers and sisters, even though we are separated by borders,” the archbishop said.
Archbishop Saenz’s statements came at the beginning of the III Latin American and Caribbean Forum on HIV/ADIS and the IV Central American Meeting On Persons Living With HIV/AIDS, which are taking place until November 11 in San Salvador.
He also called on pharmaceutical companies to make helping those who suffer and who don’t have the resources to get adequate treatment a priority, rather than simply seeking “their own advantage and economic benefit.”
On the other hand, the archbishop said young people and adolescents should be taught moral values that respect the dignity of persons who suffer from AIDS.