Houston, help us end HIV 

James Lee addresses audience at HIV Advocacy Day in Austin

By James Lee

Last year when END HIV Houston launched, we knew it would take a community effort to end the epidemic. While health care institutions have made great strides in reducing transmission rates and treating people living with HIV over the past 30 years, it’s going to take all of us to end Houston’s epidemic.

HIV remains a grave issue of concern for most communities in Houston, where one in 200 people report living with the virus. That’s why we’re asking businesses and nonprofits, as well community leaders and elected officials, and everyday Houstonians to come together and join our coalition.

The first step to joining our cause is to become a public supporter on our website. Once you’ve submitted your information, we will list you as a supporter and keep you informed about upcoming ways to get involved. If you own a business, you have the opportunity to have your logo appear on our website.

Everyone has a role in ending the epidemic. When you join us, you give a louder voice to this public health movement.


James Lee is a public affairs specialist at Legacy Community Health and works closely with END HIV Houston director Venita Ray, on the END campaign.