Michel Kazatchkine, head of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, told France Inter radio that the pope's remarks “are. mediengeschichte.net › world › mar › pope-africa-condoms-aids. "Pope Benedict XVI says in a new book that condoms can be justified for male prostitutes seeking to stop the spread of HIV, a stunning. Pope Francis shamefully declined to address the church's ban on condom use in trip to AIDS-ravaged Africa. Africa, where the Catholic Church continues to preach the sinfulness of condom use. “for whom trying to prevent HIV transmission could be 'a first step in the direction of But he didn't do that.