Though Seattle is doing well compared to many other U.S. cities, it could still invest more to serve marginalized populations, including black residents and injection drug users.
Sure, there are physical and lifestyle changes that come along with an HIV diagnosis. But just as important is taking time to heal from trauma.
A young person confronts shame and silence to reclaim their sexuality, with or without their family's support.
Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.
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.
"I hate this!" Charles Sanchez pouted, as he sat helplessly on the floor of his hospital room. "I feel so pathetic. Christ!" The nurse, Anthony, cooed comfortingly: "I know, honey. Just let it out, darlin'."
"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."
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.
"[T]here are some denominations, some pastors, some Christians who use the Bible as a lethal weapon against LGBTQ and people living with HIV. Some folks use the Bible to tear you down."
The topic of HIV prevention is a controversial one in many faith communities, and the local churches in the New York City Borough of Queens are no different. "We go to 10 churches in order to recruit one or two," explains Nathaly Rubio-Torio, co-foun...