Some churches shun HIV-positive Jamaicans

They’re denied communion, advised against marriage and aren’t baptised in church pool
BY INGRID BROWN Sunday Observer senior reporter browni@jamaicaobserver.com Sunday, August 24, 2008

For three years, she found comfort in her church. So involved was the 41-year-old mother of three that she devoted herself to the choir and served as an usher, making several friends along the way.
However, all this started to change the day a less than sympathetic doctor bluntly told her she was HIV-positive before flouncing out of her hospital room.

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Author: GLBTQ Jamaica Moderator

Activist and concerned gay man in Jamaica with over 19 years experience in advocacy and HIV/AIDS prevention work, LGBT DJ since 1996.

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