HIV and the Church

    // From the Blog

    Some days you never forget, and those days have the power to change you and your life forever! My life as a Christian and Pastor changed forever when I answered a knock at our church’s front doors. ...
    Commemorating the same date in 1882, when Dr. Robert Koch discovered the mycobacterium that produces tuberculosis, the World Health Organization warned on Monday, World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, that drug-resistant tuberculosis is a growing problem worldwide....
    What percentage of money from the United States total budget goes to foreign assistance? Think about that question for a minute. Truly, what percent of the budget do you think goes outside the United States to help people around the world? Most people believe it is somewhere between 20-30% of the total budget....
    Tens of thousands of people in the United States are living with strains of HIV that have become resistant to some, or all, of the available HIV antiretrovirals. HIV drug-resistance can occur by taking ARV’s improperly or by the natural evolution of resistance mutations. Resistant strains of HIV can be transmitted. Consequently, one can be resistant to drugs they have never taken, simply because they were taken by the person from whom they were infected by. This phenomenon is called “transmitted HIV drug resistance.”...


     
    // 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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