Presbyterian HIV Network


The Presbyterian HIV Network (PHIVN) welcomes those who advocate with and care for persons and families who have been infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. We encourage the Church to live out Jesus’ ministry of love and justice. | Meet the PHIVN Leadership Team members

Resources and Articles

Seeking Justice Through the Power of Relationship: HIV/AIDS and Healthcare

PHIVN Leadership Team member Erin Donovan writes for Unbound, the PC(USA) online interactive journal of Christian Social Justice. | Read article

Presbyterian HIV/AIDS Awareness Worship, Awareness, and Advocacy Resources

Presbyterian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on June 23, 2019 in conjunction with National HIV Testing Day.

aids-policy_small144Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church

Prophetic Witness and Compassionate Action

“Becoming an HIV and AIDS Competent Church: Prophetic Witness and Compassionate Action,” a report passed by the 219th General Assembly (2010) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offers recommendations for action to the church. A short study resource at the conclusion of the report is based on PHEWA’s Presbyterian HIVs Network’s (PHIVN) video series and can help a congregation learn about issues of HIV and AIDS. | Download the report

Current News


Watch “The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS”

Six 3-minute episodes produced by the Presbyterian AIDS Network
In the United States, the face of HIV and AIDS has changed dramatically in the 30 years since the start of the pandemic.  Communities are living with increased rates of infection and more and more Americans are affected by HIV.

These six 3-minute segments explore “The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS,” telling the story of ministries of compassion and support as the church and our communities respond. The segment, “What People of Faith Need to Know about HIV/AIDS” offers a basic primer for the church living in an HIV Positive world.  By discussing the facts about HIV and AIDS, the video empowers the viewer to make faithful decisions and the church to take faithful actions, as well as helping to reduce the stigma attached to this devastating illness.

Part 1. AIDS Interfaith Ministries of Kentuckiana: Louisville, KY

Part 2. The Granny Connection: Columbus, IN

Part 3. Camp Heart to Heart: Lebanon Junction, KY

Part 4. The Women’s Collective: Washington, DC

Part 5. HopeSprings: Baltimore, MD

Part 6. What People of Faith Need to Know About HIV/AIDS

Helpful websites

  • World Council of Churches
  • The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is an international network of churches and church-related organizations committed to campaigning together on common concerns. Current campaigns focus on HIV and AIDS and Food. Their resources for observing World AIDS Day can be used throughout the year.
  • is a gateway to all domestic U.S. government HIV and AIDS testing, treatment, and research information.
  • UNAIDS , the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.  
  • The Black Church and HIV: The Social Justice Imperative. A project of the NAACP. Learn more.
  • The United States People Living with HIV (PLHIV) Caucus is a group of organizations, coalitions, networks, client groups and individuals with HIV who advocate for people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S. The Caucus includes diverse and accountable representation by people living with HIV from throughout the United States.