September 9, 2017
This article originally appeared on Dallas Weekly.
Churches have long played an important role in caring for the sick. But with HIV, many object. We, as Christians, are incredibly judgmental in what we call sin. But we are instructed to judge not. Churches can partner with the public health sector to bridge the gap and help fight against HIV.
There are many Texans who are infected with HIV but are unaware of their status and may unknowingly transmit the virus to others. It’s time to mobilize and talk about this devastating disease so we can make a difference . . . and there’s no better time than now to encourage everyone to get educated, tested, and treated. St. James A.M.E. Church is holding its fifth annual HIV awareness program.