They are getting HIV because Catholic clerics tell them they will burn in hell forever if they use condoms.
"Every sperm is sacred, every sperm is great. If a sperm is wasted, God gets quite irate"
Last I checked these poor areas are some of the most Godless places in cities. They may wear a cross but they are defiantly not christian. And sex is rampant in poor areas ( sadly many women turn towards prostitution in times of need, and a rising gang culture that promotes having sex with a lot of people) Christianity does not have much of an effect on these areas at all ( drive through the Ghetto some time tell me how many bible circles you see) It is as I have said before their own sexual desires that are causing the spread. Maybe a bit of Christianity could help these people learn to keep it in their pants until marriage. One last thing, the sperm is only sacred when it fertilizes an egg.
"Sex is rampant"? Haha. I've heard the phrase "crime is rampant" before, but not that. Are you equating sex with crime? It kind of comes across that way. Sex is a normal biological function, participated in by (shock horror) pretty much every creature on the planet apart from single celled organisms and some plants and fungi. And surprisingly, more species than not are polyamoric. Only one has developed a ritual for "forever" binding together two mates (not that the idea seems to work terribly well in practice). I do notice that you stopped just short of saying that AIDS is God's punishment on people who can't "keep it in their pants". One last question - if the sperm is only sacred once it has fertilized an egg, why is the Catholic church so against the use of condoms? Oh, i know, because it is in danger of creating "rampant" sex.