From Facing AIDS: The Challenge, the Churches’ Response A WCC Study Document

P 4 —  It must also be remembered that issues related to HIV/AIDS are extremely complex.  While HIV is a virus and AIDS the medical consequence of viral infection, the related issues are far from being simply medical or clinical concerns.  They affect, and are affected by, cultural norms and practices, socio-economic conditions, development and gender issues, sexuality and many other factors.