Rev. Anthony Lee Gets Tested For HIV In The Pulpit To Promote AIDS Awareness

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At Union Seminary in 1998, the Rev. Anthony Lee helped lead a worship service on World AIDS Day. Tony (as he was called back then) described the pressures of violence and poverty, along with AIDS, in his African-American community in Washington, D.C., and called for a holistic medical, social and spiritual cure.

Today, Lee is back in the D.C. area as the founding pastor of a thriving church called Community of Hope, located in Prince George’s County. He is again working in a largely African-American community that suffers from rates of HIV/AIDS similar to some countries in Africa.

Nearly half of the 1 million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children — even though African Americans make up just 12.6 percent of the population.

Read more about Lee’s mission.

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