Our Organization

The Northern Virginia Clergy Council for the Prevention for HIV/AIDS is a coalition of local Baptist clergy created to engage African American congregations to support, encourage and empower the faith community to take action toward stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS.

 

Our Mission
Actively engage Northern Virginia African American churches in community HIV prevention initiatives that reduce stigma and encourage personal responsibility, testing, and treatment.

 

Our History

The Clergy Council was established in 2008 as an initiative of the Fairfax County Health Department, in partnership with Northern Virginia Clergy, to address the root causes fueling the HIV epidemic in the African-American community. In accordance with the National HIV/AIDS strategy, the Clergy Council's strategic goals are to reduce new HIV infections and HIV-related disparities by actively engaging and assisting churches in adopting community HIV prevention ministries that reduce stigma and encourages personal responsibility, testing, and treatment.