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I was scared because we did not know how neighbors and how people would respond. The only person that I did tell was the girl that I was dating at the time. And she's my wife today and the mother of my 3 children. Graduated from high school, went to college, went to seminary.I expected her to shy away and say, 'I can't see you any longer.' And she did the opposite. And I did not tell anyone until I had to fill out a health form in order to be ordained. And so when I made it public, it became an issue for ordination, you know, having to check off what it meant for the church to take responsibility for my health care long term. And we got through that and thought we had dodged another bullet.I was born a hemophiliac, but I found out that I was HIV positive at the age of 16.""We knew that the medicines that were used to treat my hemophilia had been contaminated with HIV." "In 1986, I checked in for surgery and when they tested me they discovered that I was HIV-positive.And we didn't tell anybody for years and years because there were families in Florida, the Ray family in particular, who were hemophiliacs.
Particularly for people who are HIV-positive, many of them, many of us, have lost family and friends because of the disease.When you have Herpes, HPV, HIV or any STDs, it can make you feel like you are all alone in the world.If you wish there was a place where you didn't have to worry about being rejected or discriminated against, Positive Singles was designed with you in mind.A lot of pastors I'm sure do, but I think that just gives him a unique quality.It changed his heart probably in a way that a lot of people don't have because of what he's lived." (Stanford preaches) "I will not live long if I do not take that shot of insulin every day.