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HIV, LGBTQ Groups Refer to 1980s AIDS Crisis in Call for Unity After Orlando Shooting

"As LGBTQ people who lived through the AIDS crisis, we know what it looks like and feels like to be scapegoated and isolated in the midst of a crisis that actually requires solidarity, empathy and collaboration from all quarters," states a letter sig...

By JD Davids

For Muslims With HIV, Khadijah Abdullah Offers a Safe Space for Faith, Healing and Empowerment

Khadijah Abdullah and others at RAHMA are focusing support, not blame, breaking down the barriers to care and support for brothers and sisters in Islam living with HIV. They'll host their first retreat this summer.

By Candace Y.A. Montague

Faith in the Lives of People with HIV

Here's a sampling of voices of people living with HIV recalling their own encounters with faith.

By Olivia G. Ford

Woman With HIV Uses Faith to Heal the Past

From the outside, Rev. Andrena Ingram's childhood looked charmed -- an attentive, stay-at-home mother, a father, a nice home in Queens, NY. But on the inside, Ingram recalls feeling strange.

By Althea Fung

Waheedah Shabazz-El Finds Spiritual Freedom as a Muslim Woman With HIV

"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."

By Kellee Terrell

Fighting HIV Stigma Through Support Groups, Friendship: A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

"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.

By Rev. Andrena Ingram

A Lost Gem: Victor Pond

In the light of the death of Victor Pond, a loved one writes about the danger of HIV denialist rhetoric.

By Verania Kenton for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Can Christian Ethics Take Down Stigma and Bias Against Women With HIV?

Raising awareness is no longer enough, say scholar-activists seeking to draw attention to the ways in which Christian politics of gender and sexuality help to foster the spread of HIV/AIDS.

By Ted Kerr

Tell Me: What's in YOUR Closet? A Blog Entry by Rev. Andrena Ingram

As told at the Faith Based Symposium on HIV in Baltimore, Maryland, June 19, 2014.

It was hard coming up with something to talk with you about. I didn't want to be up here talking just to hear myself talk, but I wanted it to be something memorable, ...

By Rev. Andrena Ingram

A United Methodist Pastor and His Wife Help Open Minds About HIV

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.

By David Durán