Growing up in his father's church, Joshua Stovall had a religious upbringing. But it wasn't until he became HIV-positive that he discovered the real meaning of faith.
"Issues of health and wellness, relationship and community, comfort and protection are central to the discourse within any faith community," says Rabbi David Dunn Bauer, who shared his HIV status with his congregation in 2015. "Silence means we aren...
"I have found through my own experience that religious groups have failed to offer compassion, care and inclusion to those of us living with HIV/AIDS," Harold Scott writes.
"This is spiritual work, and I feel as if I am spiritually guided," explains Shabazz-El of the U.S. Positive Women's Network (PWN). "My story is one where God has purposely placed people in my life."
"It was somewhat of a surprise as I sat in the quiet of the fellowship hall, hoping for an HIV support group to appear, that Ernest would appear instead to be my support," Rev. Ingram writes.
High school sweeties, Andy and Christy James, reconnected after 30 years, set an example for the faith-based community as they ride in memory of a friend lost to AIDS.