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8 HIV/AIDS Issues You Couldn't Stop Talking About in 2013

December 1, 2013

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People Always Trying to Tell Me That God Can Heal Me of AIDS

By Rae Lewis-Thornton

Rae Lewis-Thornton

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In a nutshell: In her two decades living with HIV, Rae Lewis-Thornton has spoken endlessly in public about her status, and seen and heard most every type of response imaginable. But for the longest time, she had trouble balancing her religious beliefs against the fact that the virus remained inside her.

Quotable: "No sooner than I laid the mic down, a woman rushed up to me: 'You know the Lord can heal you of AIDS.' I got that look on my face, 'Here we go again.' I stood as she rambled and rambled on. ... In an instant God spoke to my spirit, 'I am a wonderful God, even if I never heal you of AIDS!' The testimony is: Hallelujah anyhow!"

What our readers said:

"Thank you for putting a voice to my feelings of faith. While I have been officially positive for over 15 years, I believe that I was infected 12 years before. ... After getting the results all I wanted to do is die quickly, but I didn't. I lived. I asked why was I spared. The answer came as I found faith in God and learning to worship through thankfulness. ... I do not for one second [believe] that God can heal me of HIV or that God caused any of these events to happen. I believe my faith in God is the foundation of my responses to all these events." -- Michael (From California)

"Thank you for articulating my feelings; 19 years living this positive life and I know I'm a miracle!" -- GeeGee (From Louisiana)

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