The final quotes from The Skeptic’s Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis.

“This is the greatest opportunity for the Church to be the Church and meet hurting, suffering people at their point of need.”  Rick Warren pastor of Saddleback Church, p 78

We agree to use the challenge presented by the HIV/AIDS epidemic as an opportunity for spiritual growth, to care for one another, to support the living and the dying, and to appreciate the gift of life.” From The South Asian Inter-Faith Pledge on Children, Yound People and HIV/AIDS, 2003, p 88

and finally . . .

“It is easy to despair of AIDS.  But let us bear in mind the many formidable challenges that Africa has already faced and overcome:  wars of independence, global economic upheaval, droughts, floods.  Then let us remember that unlike any of these, AIDS is completely preventable.” Intensifying ACtion Against HIV/AIDS in Africa World Bank, 1999 p 90