Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS for Caritas Internationalis
Caritas AIDS Specialist Fr Bob Vitillo in Vietnam
Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo is Special Advisor on HIV and AIDS for Caritas Internationalis as well as being Head of the International Delegation in Geneva.
On behalf of Caritas and other international Catholic organisations, Fr Vitillo spearheads advocacy that promotes a more just and practical response to the pandemic by governments, churches and international agencies.
We asked him some questions.
Q: When did you become involved in HIV and AIDS?
Q: That’s a long time. How did your work start at the beginning?
Caritas has now reached far beyond its usual partners in order to promote an effective response to HIV and AIDS. In order to animate greater solidarity with people living with or otherwise affected by HIV and AIDS,
Q: What drew you to working on HIV and AIDS?
Q: What are your current priorities?
Q: What does the job involve?
Q: Are there any signs of progress?
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