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10 / 10 / 2017 – Houston, help us end HIV

Last year when END HIV Houston launched, we knew it would take a community effort to end the epidemic.
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10 / 4 / 2017 – Treating people living with HIV can help end the epidemic

Thanks to scientific advances, today’s HIV medications — better known as antiretroviral therapy (ART) —  can lower the HIV virus load in persons living with HIV to a low or undetectable level.
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09 / 26 / 2017 – The United States Conference on AIDS 2017: A Recap

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), which just convened on September 7, was an informative event, once again this year. Expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, proposed cuts to Medicaid and health care delivery were some of the key issues of discussion.
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09 / 25 / 2017 – HIV has spread in your zip code: Here’s what you need to know

One out of every 200 persons in Houston reports living with HIV, according to the Houston Health Department. The disease has reached epidemic levels in Houston, hitting certain zip codes hard.
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09 / 13 / 2017 – Ending HIV in Houston: What we’ve done, where we’re going

In December 2016, Legacy Community Health, Houston Health Department and other partners launched END HIV Houston (END) — a strategic and collaborative, five-year campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the nation’s fourth-largest city. Since then, we’ve made progress from the halls of the statehouse to inside patient exam rooms.
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09 / 13 / 2017 – Ending HIV in Houston: The Roadmap

According to Texas Department of State Health Service’s recent Texas HIV Surveillance Report, Houston has the highest number of new HIV cases in the state of Texas. The Houston Health Department calculates one in 200 Houstonians are living with the disease. Yet there remains no sense of urgency to tackle this many-decades-old public health crisis.
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