Friday, November 28, 2008

Hosts Meet Sister Barbara Brilliant

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

LTAS Hosts meet with Sis. Barbara Brilliant, Dean of the Mother Patern College of Health SciencesOn October 14, 2008, the LTAS four co-hosts; Janice, Mahmud, Kula, and Bookman, paid a courtesy visit to Sis. Barbara Brilliant, Dean of the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, and head of the Catholic Archdiocesan HIV/AIDS desk. The hosts held a very fruitful discussion with Sis. Barbara, as they weighed various dimensions and points of view in terms of discussing sex. Sister Barbara wholeheartedly welcomed the idea of facilitating open and honest discussions about sex, but was quick to point out the stance of the Catholic Church on the issue of condom use. The Catholic Church believes that the ‘ABC’ method for HIV prevention stands for Abstinence, Being faithful, and Controlling emotions. Though not very pragmatic for contemporary Liberia, this method, she intoned, is the best in curbing the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS.The hosts also talked to the youths in the HIV section, and took a tour of the HIV desk at the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences. The Mother Patern College of Health Sciences is one of Liberia’s premier medical colleges. It is operated by the Catholic Church in Liberia.

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