The 28 year old minister, Rev. Hayley Young, in an interview with Huffington Post, said she contracted HIV during an attack.

She is a minister in Hayling Island Baptist Church.

She said she was scared to tell members of her congregation that she had HIV, so she decided to record a Youtube video instead.

In the interview she said "I decided to tell the church that I was HIV positive because I tell people every day to be proud of who they are and that God loves them just the way they are - so I had to practise what I preached."

When asked about the response of her church members, Rev. Young said: 'I am so humbled by the response I have had from the congregation and the community at Hayling Island; they have been so supportive and loving.'