COH's new weekly HIV/AIDS support group starts tonight

F.A.C.E

I spoke with Todd Faulk yesterday about Cathedral of Hope’s newest group, F.A.C.E. He’ll be heading up the HIV/AIDS support group starting tonight all because of a discussion that happened during a COH Youth group session.

“HIV came up and Beau Heyen (youth minister) and I realized that kids don’t understand HIV. That discussion really shook everything up. I outed myself as being poz for 12 years to explain ‘this is what happened to me.’ Questions came out of that. And we encouraged kids who were sexually active to get tested and one came back positive. The church faculty felt there was a need to have a group for anybody impacted by HIV/AIDS including family members, people who have a partner with HIV or even those who are interested in learning,” Faulk said.

—  Rich Lopez