HIV and the Church

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    Nervously twirling her fingers together she lowered her head and whispered, “I’m afraid.” Unable to hear my friend clearly over the din of the restaurant noise, at first I wasn’t quite sure what she said. Fortunately, she repeated herself, “I’m afraid. I’m four months pregnant, alone after my divorce and I’m terrified I might have AIDS.”...
    In previous parts of this blog series, we stated that both people in our community and many Christians still live in denial about HIV&AIDS, and it is crucially important to inform denial with factual education and transform denial with theological wisdom. Seven of ten ways we are in denial have been covered in Parts 2a-c. In the remaining parts of this section on denial, all of us in faith communities are asked to consider how our misapprehension of the Gospel contributes to denial and what understanding a Biblical Gospel can do to help us care for people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends....
    In previous parts of this blog series, we stated that both people in our community and many Christians still live in denial about HIV&AIDS, and it is crucially important to inform denial with factual education and transform denial with theological wisdom. Five of ten ways we are in denial have been covered in Parts 2A-B. In the remaining parts of this section on denial, all of us in faith communities are asked to consider how our misapprehension of the Gospel contributes to denial and what understanding a Biblical Gospel can do to help us care for people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends....
    In previous part of this blog series, we stated that both people in our community and many Christians still live in denial about HIV&AIDS, and it is crucially important to inform denial with factual education and transform denial with theological wisdom. Three (3) ways we are in denial were covered in Part 2a. Here are two (2) more to insights that give us pause for thought and inspiration for action....


     
    // Featured Story

    John shares his story of being diagnosed with HIV, how it felt, and how it impacted everything.  Living in New York City when he tested positive for HIV, the only support he found was at the Gay Men's Health Crisis, who offered regular meals, and medication support, but still something was missing.

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