Oral 9: Juan Esquivel – Catholic Response to the AIDS crisis in Utah

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Faculty mentor: Elizabeth Clement

When the AIDS epidemic struck Utah, Holy Cross Hospital was the only medical institution that initially tended the sick. Maligned by conservative Christianity as a disease caused by moral failure, relief to people with HIV/AIDS came from an unexpected source, Catholic Church-run Holy Cross Hospital. The Sisters of the Holy Cross always had a mission of standing with the poor and powerless, and through that Second Vatican Council, they were able to engage with their community.

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