HIV and the Church

    // From the Blog

    We want “Getting to Zero!” to mean that people living with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends NEVER encounter a church or Christians that are dangerous! ...
    Churches who love people with HIV&AIDS and their families and friends are gifted faith communities which intentionally create ministries that effectively communicate hope by the grace of the Holy Spirit to all....
    Stigma is a Greek word with a nasty history. It means a “brand” or “mark,” usually inflicted with a hot iron. Stigma is also a mark of disgrace or infamy—a sign of stain or reproach. Stigma is not limited to physical injury, but wounds, inflicts pain, and causes scars on the hearts and minds of its victims. Stigma is why many people living with HIV&AIDS form their own communities and fear engaging the larger culture and church....
    Next to feeling unloved, being left out is perhaps the most miserable existence a human being can know. Unintentionally being overlooked or deliberately shunned contributes to a profound loneliness that people living with HIV&AIDS all-too-frequently experience....


     
    // Featured Story

    Austin felt it was hard to predict his future.  Living with HIV felt like a ticking time bomb that could explode at any moment making everything feel uncertain.  As days turned into years Austin faced the reality of being HIV positive and still having his life to live.

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