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How Churches Should Handle Hiv Positive Members

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

... What Are the Issues? General Guidelines Special Situations Getting Help What Are the Issues? When you test positive for HIV, it can be difficult to know who to tell about it, and how to tell them. Telling others can be good because: You can get love and support to help you deal with your health. You can keep your close friends and loved ones
Ask the Experts

Not totally honest on initial insurance application

My question is this:When I was first diagnosed I was on a group health plan with a church and was totally freaked out about being "outed" so I never used the insurance for anything related to my HIV. I then left the church and set up a small group...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...this, including cancellation of coverage, request for reimbursement for all claims paid, etc.If you were to take a job at a church that offers a health plan to its employees, your health information would be confidential, between you and the... Read more »

CDC Biostatistians Claiming HIV/AIDS takes 16 years off your life

I have a question that has been eating away at me since the CDC in their infinite wisdom issued their findings, as usual, without caveats, additional resources, or other possible ways of more fully understanding their pronouncements.The question: I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation was basically presenting good news, not bad! We should be and I certainly am anticipating continued improvements in HIV/AIDS care as well as the introduction of novel new therapies. In the treatment pipeline we have integrase inhibitors,... Read more »

HIV Disclosure Against My Will In The Church

Greetings,I am in a very difficult and quite painful situation. I have sought emotional/spiritual guidence from an elder and Bible study leader in my church. I shared with them that I am HIV positive, as well as some really deep struggles relating...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...(This response comes from my own faith experiences as well as from my workplace HIV knowledge.)Lots of concerned people do the wrong thing when they become paternalistic. I know you don't feel strong right now, Read more »

questions about condoms (CONDOMS)

Ok 2 quick question, 1- Are condoms intergrity jeopardized when the condom is stored in extreme weather, such as extremely hot or extremely cold tempatures? I have kept mine in the glove box of my car and i just wonder if the extreme heat in there...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...belief of creationism, etc. Unfortunately we have this type of problem with condoms. Anti-science religions, like the Catholic Church, believe that condoms are nothing more than Swiss cheese. Science, on the other hand, has confirmed repeatedly... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Times Examines Increasing Involvement of Local Black Churches in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

...Seattle Times on Monday examined how many black churches in the Seattle area are becoming increasingly involved in promoting HIV/AIDS awareness in the black community. Churches initially approached HIV/AIDS "with a flawed theology" that the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Tiny Church Names Community Minister; HIV-Positive Pastor Aims to Break Down Barriers

...years after learning he was HIV-positive. On May 17, Dundzila will be installed as community minister at the Second Unitarian Church in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, where he will coordinate pastoral care services. Living with HIV and working... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...stigma. Don't settle for, "You're lucky, this is the best time to get diagnosed" or "You should have known better." There are many AIDS service organizations (ASOs) that offer support and information to HIV-positive people. You will be able to... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... Read more »
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Religion - HIV - GAY

Posted by Anonymous, 18 Replies
...To those of you who are church-goers, how do you deal with the negativity of churches - especially when you are both gay and HIV? I am having some trouble with this, so any thoughts would be appreciated..... :) Read more »

It Came and Took Something Away, From All of Us

Posted by thedingoman, 1 Reply
...on the surface but it is a reciprocal relationship that does hang in the balance of life and death. If you can find it in a church that's cool. It's not a one size fits all and we must seek it out where it works best for you. Physical contact... Read more »

HIV Education

Posted by Anonymous number 11th among U.S. cities. But the $1 million state grant going out to 24 mostly black churches this year is the first AIDS prevention money of any kind that the state government has coughed up since 1984. My colleagues ignored HIV because... Read more »

Question for African American Women

Posted by sadiesmom, 2 Replies
...Do you feel you have good support from your church? My daughter is living with HIV and although the members of my congregation have been supportive, I have not been satisfied Read more »