Caritas believes that in the long term, behavioural change is the most important and fundamental way to reduce the spread of HIV. Caritas aims to assist people to modify their behaviour to reduce the risk of HIV or AIDS.
We recognise that consistent and sustained social and personal behavioural change is a complex and long-term process and that the scale and rapid spread of HIV in Africa, Asia, Oceania and elsewhere constitutes a public health emergency that requires immediate and urgent measures.
Caritas also recognises the importance of ensuring that people have access to full and accurate information about HIV and AIDS, its causes, methods of transmission, and all possible means by which they may protect themselves against it. Caritas does not support any programme which gives misleading or inaccurate information about HIV and AIDS prevention.