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Nurturing Your Spirit

Aging with HIV can put a lot of strain on your body, but what about your soul -- that which makes your life worth living? Charlene Arcila has a treatment plan for your happiness.

HIV, Plantations and the Holy Ones: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

HIV, Plantations and the Holy Ones: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

Well, beloved Black History Month has taken on a deeper meaning for me this year. I have learned of some noteworthy, and yet unknown Black folk in my family tree,Which I began tending back in 2006 but its growth was stunted because I could not get pa...

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A Heart at Home

A First Nations woman living in Ontario, Deloris Peltier, shares with readers her life since her HIV diagnosis and what it means to be positive in her community.

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One Small Break From Religion, One Giant Leap Into Pride

"I was 25 years old," Mark Milano remembers. "I was a devout, born-again Catholic who went to charismatic prayer meetings and prayed in tongues. And I despised myself. To my core."

Monday Reflection: Change Your Location -- A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton Img

Monday Reflection: Change Your Location -- A Blog Entry by Rae Lewis-Thornton

"You must be willing to make the changes in your life to get to that next level. ... You cannot continue to live in the sameness and expect newness. Albert Einstein put it this way: 'Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting ...

A Positive Ramadan: A Blog Entry by Ibrahim Img

A Positive Ramadan: A Blog Entry by Ibrahim

"Many HIV-positive Muslims wish to join their community in observing this important month. Can they? The question that we need to address is, can an HIV+ person fast Ramadan?"

Amanda Brown: HIV Positively Positive: A Blog Entry by Robert Breining Img

Amanda Brown: HIV Positively Positive: A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

Though she's barely over 30, Amanda Brown has experienced much in her life: coming out to her family, military service, rape, an HIV diagnosis, marriage (to a man), semipro football and book authorship, just for starters. She shares her journey in th...

Celebration of Life Womens Support Groups vs the Church Ugh! A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram Img

Celebration of Life Womens Support Groups vs the Church Ugh! A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

"[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 Hidden People

With the heavy emphasis currently placed on the Christian response to HIV/AIDS, especially in the black community, the subject of how the Muslim community has dealt with it is intriguing, if not compelling. At the U.S. Conference on AIDS in Chicago i...

HIV Prevention in Latino Faith Communities: Counting Big Wins in an Uphill Battle Img

HIV Prevention in Latino Faith Communities: Counting Big Wins in an Uphill Battle

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...