An HIV Ministry in Knoxville, TN
Our church should be a beacon of light and hope for anyone who suffers from or has family or friends who suffer from this disease.
“The Voice” star, Jamar Rogers, Returns to Knoxville March 6th
The FAITH Coalition will again bring “The Voice” star, Jamar Rogers to Knoxville. As part of the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS observance (March 2-8, 2014), Jamar Rogers will again perform and share his compelling story. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 6th at the Cox Auditorium on the UT campus and admission is free. National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS happens to coincide with Sex Week at UT. Hmmmm. Hope you can make it to this great event.
HIV in the U.S. – Stages of Care
The chart above characterizes the current state of HIV Care in America. With great advances in treatment, it is a sobering reality that only 25% of those who are HIV infected in the U.S. are successfully on treatment. The chart illustrates that out of the 1.1 million who are infected in the US…
82% have been tested and diagnosed.
66% have been linked to an HIV provider.
Only 37% are retained in care over time, and 33% are using antiretroviral drug therapy.
The 25% are those who are able to achieve “viral suppression”, using treatment to keep HIV at a level that helps individuals stay healthy and reduces the risk of transmitting to others.
There is work to be done!
Read more at this link…
More Churches on Board
Finally the answer has changed. The question that we ask at conferences that we attend is, “Are churches in your community stepping up?” We never used to get an affirmative answer to this question, but that has changed. Churches and Christians are taking notice is new ways and with new voices. It’s a journey. Let’s take it together!