The Black Church & HIV

Campaign Continues to Recruit Faith Leaders in Battling HIV Epidemic

100+ L.A. area churches join effort to position HIV as a social justice issue HIV/AIDS and faith may be an unlikely pairing to some, but the reality is that African American believers and non-believers alike are impacted by the disease. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Health, more than 49,000 people in the L.A. area are living with HIV. The rate of Black males infected with the virus is 2.5 times that of White males and the rate of Black females is 9.2 times that of White females. In Los Angeles, heterosexual contact accounted for 15% of new diagnoses