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04 October 2017 | by Vicky Cosstick

Positive thinking: Living with HIV

Positive thinking: Living with HIV

Living with HIV


It was thirty years ago, in 1987, that the Church in England and Wales was shocked into recognising the devastating pastoral reality and profound theological implications of the HIV/Aids pandemic.

The next few years were an uncomfortable period of learning, but also saw the Church at its best. HIV rarely makes the headlines these days, and the widespread availability of anti-retroviral drugs means it is no longer an inevitable death sentence. But it hasn’t gone away. 



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