Devastated that I am HIV-positive


April 13, 2018

Dear Pastor,

I found out a few days ago that I have HIV. My babyfather was shot and killed six months ago. I don't know what to do.

Since he died, I have lost faith in God, and now, my feelings are worse.

Initials withheld.

Dear Initials withheld,

You have found out that you are HIV-positive. I am sure that your doctor is telling you what to do. I urge you to continue to follow his advice and stay on your medication.

Don't give up on God. Go to church. Ask the minister to pray for you. You said that your child's father was shot and killed. You did not say whether he was the one who got you infected.

I assure you of my prayers, but please, follow the advice of your doctor, and stay on your medication.


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