Aids and the church
The church at large should work to encourage open disclosure of status, as well as the acceptance and support of people with HIV/AIDS. With regard to situations of marriage, where one of the spouses is HIV-positive, the church encourages the use of a condom. The AFM of SA recognises the government’s duty to enhance public health and also to provide for safer sex. The AFM of SA, still, encourages parents to educate their children in the principles of sexual morality and also to discuss sexual health openly. The AFM of SA affirms its belief in the healing power of God. However, anyone who was once HIV-positive and now believe themselves healed, must seek medical confirmation.