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The female face of AIDS

March 28, 2007 The female face of AIDS Women and HIV/AIDS in Africa by Michael Kelly SJ Excerpts from ’The Female Face of HIV and AIDS’, Annual Trócaire Lecture at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, in March 2007, by Michael Kelly SJ. Gender-Based Violence Violence against women is a major human rights problem that has special significance for HIV and AIDS. Violence in sexual encounters greatly increases the possibility of HIV transmission, both at the time of the assault and in subsequent life. This is the situation with numerous women and several children. Fear of subsequent violence also inhibits women from seeking HIV treatment and thereby leads to

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The stark reality of life in Africa

Paddy Dillane talks about an enlightening evening with Michael Kelly SJ. It was a privilege to sit and listen to Michael Kelly SJ’s insightful description of life on the continent of Africa that he has called his home for the last fifty years. His focus on the joy and value of the lives of those that he works with, people ...

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Fighting the good fight a long, long way from home

First published in the Offaly Independent, this is an interview by Eoghan MacConnell with Tullamore-born Michael Kelly SJ, who was recently honoured by the Irish government for his lifelong contribution to the effort to defeat HIV/AIDS in Africa. It’s not every day you meet a Tullamore man with a Zambian passport, let alone one who is at the fore in ...

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