Robert Vitillo

About Robert Vitillo

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo works for Caritas Internationalis as both Head of Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva and Special Advisor on HIV/AIDS and Health. Msgr. Vitillo is a trained social worker and psychotherapist. His expertise includes: child protection and social services, adoption, migration and refugee services, human rights, integral human development, management, HIV/AIDS and health. He speaks English, French, Spanish and Italian.

April 11, 2016

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.

November 30, 2015

Faith organisations key HIV carers

By |30 November 2015|

Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat: Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) as Key Stakeholders” is a new report by Caritas Internationalis and CHAN (Catholic HIV and AIDS Network)

September 30, 2015

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    Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

By |30 September 2015|

Remarks by Pope Francis curiously coincided with the precipitous and remarkable decision by a USA-based pharmaceutical company to raise - by over 5,000% - the price of a 62-year-old medication used by persons living with HIV.

July 22, 2015

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

December 1, 2014

  • A doctor in Cambodia draws blood to test for HIV. Caritas Cambodia staff members also go house to house to make sure patients take their medication. Photo by David Snyder for CRS
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.

September 29, 2014

‘No touch’ rules in Africa after Ebola

By |29 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis health expert Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo is in Monrovia in Liberia, helping the local Church in its Ebola response. He finds a country and a people transformed by the killer virus.

July 28, 2014

New tech solutions for HIV

By |28 July 2014|

New technologies offer hope to sick people living in poverty. At an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, four scientists associated with Catholic institutions discussed ways to measure HIV infections and treat them.

To end AIDS by 2030

By |28 July 2014|

UNAIDS is moving from a strategy of ‘zero new infections, zero AIDS-related deaths, zero discrimination’ to one where 9 out of ten people who are living with HIV know their status, receive therapy and that the virus is surpressed in their bodies.