Voices on HIV/AIDS and the Black Church
July 24, 2012
As the 19th International AIDS Conference began in Washington, several faith leaders and others were interviewed about the black church's handling of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The Rev. Tony Lee launched Community of Hope, a nightclub-turned-church in Hillcrest Heights, Md. that does HIV testing during services four times a year. Lee himself has been tested at the pulpit and said, "What better place to be than in the House of the Lord, to find out where you stand? And who you can stand on?" When people get their results during the service, they receive health and spiritual support.
07.21.2012; Michelle Boorstein
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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