Faggioni Maurizio ,
AIDS. Questioni disputate in ambito coniugale,
Antonianum, 72/3 (1997) p. 447-467
SUMMARY: The article proposes to reflect on the debate about several delicate moral questions posed by AIDS in the marital sphere, with particular reference to the prevention of the illness, procreation by an HIV-positive woman, and the admission of someone who is HIV-positive to marriage. Although there are undeniable similarities with analogous situations well known to classical moral theology and canon law (e.g. marriage and procreation by a leper, protection of spouses within marriage from syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases), some biological peculiarities of the virus and. above all the changed emotional and cultural context, as well ad the current profound renewal of the paradigms of Christian matrimonial ethics, coincide to bring the old questions into a new light and demand solutions that are perhaps more audacious and more coherent with our understanding of sexuality and marriage.