HIV and the Church

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    Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, often fatal illness that affects approximately 1 million people in the U.S. It is much more common in people with HIV than in the general population, although the connection as to why has not been established....
    If someone you care about has recently tested positive for HIV, you may be at a loss concerning how to help them. There are no how-to books or cookie-cutter approaches, but we’d like to offer some ideas for your consideration as “my brother’s/sister’s keeper.”...
    At the 20th Conference on Retrovirology and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), which concluded this past week, Dr. Francois Dabis, from ANRS (Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida/National Research Agency on AIDS) in France, gave a presentation, “Is the End of AIDS in Sight?” At this critical symposium on achieving an “AIDS-free generation,” Dr. Dabis defined the end of AIDS as (1) no more AIDS-defining events or deaths, with (2) less than 350,000 new infections per year worldwide, (3) elimination of new HIV infections in children and (4) disease control. While his comments seemed to indicate a turning tide, he also asserted that there is not enough data to speculate about the end of AIDS....
    On March 7, 2013, I had the opportunity to be on a panel entitled, “US Policy Priorities for Women’s Global Health in the Second Obama Term,” at the Center for Strategic International Studies in Washington, DC. The event was to highlight International Women’s Day (March 8), by focusing attention on issues that directly affect women’s health and well-being....


     
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    Watch the journey of three pastors as they joined together to participate in their first International AIDS Conference in Washington D.C. This documentary follows them as they learn more about HIV&AIDS and how their churches can take part in helping end AIDS.  Watch the documentary HERE