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12 / 15/ 2017 – HIV featured prominently at Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Forum

At the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Emerging Leaders Forum, held last week in D.C., state elected leaders from around the country, including Texas Representative Eric Johnson, convened to hear about the direction of the Democratic Party. What was different about this year’s meeting was the emphasis on HIV criminalization. Click to Read More

12 / 06/ 2017 – Progress report on END HIV Houston’s first annual advocacy week

Last week, END HIV Houston (END) held its first-ever HIV Advocacy Week to bring more awareness to Houston’s HIV epidemic and the END campaign. The week-long effort included a civic-engagement training, testifying before Houston City Council, a conversation with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s district office and a meeting with Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Click to Read More

11 / 17/ 2017 – HIV Advocacy Week and World AIDS Day

For the first time, on the week of Nov. 27, END HIV Houston (END) will be leading a local advocacy week to bring more urgency to ending the HIV epidemic in Houston. END advocates will be meeting with elected officials to talk about ending the epidemic in Houston.
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11 / 09/ 2017 – HIV in River Oaks, Piney Point and the Heights

At first glance, Houston’s HIV zip code map is a shocker. But what some may find more surprising is the high rate of HIV in some of Houston’s most affluent communities: River Oaks, Piney Point and the Heights.
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11 / 07/ 2017 – NIH embraces non-stigmatizing HIV language

END HIV Houston is glad to see the National Institutes of Health (NIH) adopt stigma-reducing HIV language. Its new guidelines will reduce the stigma of HIV by using “people-first” language.
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10 / 31 / 2017 – Texas State Health Services calls END a “smart, strategic plan”

The Texas Department of State Health Services is excited for END HIV Houston’s plan to be a model for the entire state. Here is their official statement.
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10 / 26 / 2017 – END HIV Houston Work Groups New Co-Chairs

END HIV Houston launched last year, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our key stakeholders across the city. These stakeholder work groups who provide strategic advice and direction include the Houston Health Department, Ryan White, community members living with HIV, community-based organizations and health care providers.
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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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