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Personal Stories

Talking About Sex and STIs With My Nigerian Parents

A young person confronts shame and silence to reclaim their sexuality, with or without their family's support.

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Personal Stories

Twinkletoes, Sex, and Abomination: Finding My Pride

Charles Sanchez tells his story of coming of age and coming out.

Joshua Stovall
Personal Stories

Losing My Religion: He Lost His Church, but Joshua Stovall Found His Faith

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.

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz

Religiously Non-Conforming: An Orthodox Rabbi Leads a Movement for Trans Inclusivity

This past summer, Rabbi Mike Moskowitz became the first Orthodox rabbi to serve at the world's largest LGBTQ synagogue, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, in Manhattan.

Clark Hawley

Spirituality and Faith in My HIV Journey

The line between religion and spirituality can be difficult to navigate.

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Personal Stories

Angels in Arkansas: My 15-Year AIDS-versary

"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'."

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Faith and HIV in America, Then and Now

We've come a long way since it was common practice for religious leaders in the U.S. to publicly condemn people living with or at risk for HIV. But places of worship still can do more.

National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day participants

Faiths Unite; Barriers Fall: The Inaugural National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On Aug. 27, faith leaders and members of the Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jewish, Hindu, Bahá'í and Buddhist communities celebrated the inaugural National Faith HIV and AIDS Awareness Day.

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Personal Stories

Breaking the Silence: Talking About HIV in Jewish Communities

"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...

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We All Need a Little Love and Support: National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS

"In many ways, the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS reminds me of the efforts and action that took place in the earliest years of the epidemic," Richard Wolitski writes.