I am writing to you because someoneâ€™s asking for help. An ex-blogger called me last night with an unusual request. Let us call him Mr. Ex-Blogger (wow ang genius ko, hahaha).
He pulled out of the blogsphere last December when he found out that he was HIV+. By March this year Mr. Ex-Blogger took a second test that confirmed his positive status.
Now heâ€™s looking for people whom he can talk to, specifically a support group. But not just any HIV-support group; heâ€™s looking for HIV+ people whom he can relate to, specifically someone whoâ€™s in his 20s or even early 30s, and who is spiritually inclined. What he means by the latter is that the person has a healthy spiritual life and is not afraid to discuss it, especially in the light of his positive status. Integrating oneâ€™s spirituality with being gay is already difficult, given that the whole world practically screams at us that being gay is a sin. That Mr. Ex-Blogger has to do that on top of his being HIV+, and you have mega-issues to address.
It took him months to reach out and ask for help, assuming that I know many pozzies and I can refer him to some of them. Unfortunately I am close to only one pozzie, The Chronicles of E. Worse, I donâ€™t know of any posse for pozzies.
So now Iâ€™m writing to you, Migs, and especially to your vast network of readers. Perhaps someone out there knows of a support group for HIV+ people who are also spiritually inclined. Or maybe one of you is already part of such a group. If so, then kindly leave contact numbers here on the comments page. Mr. Ex-Blogger promises he will check the comments page regularly.
Thatâ€™s it! Play safe always. And world peace.
If you would rather not leave a comment for Mr. Ex-Blogger below, you may email me your message, and I will make sure that he receives them. You may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org