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20 Sep

HIV Prevention Campaign Targets Houston’s Black and Latino Communities

Over 1,000 Houstonians were diagnosed with HIV in 2017, and three out of five of them were LGBTQ African-Americans and Latino. To combat one of the city’s top health epidemics, the Houston Health Department (HHD) has launched its first-ever campaign that reaches out directly to LGBTQ African-Americans and Latinos.

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21 Jun

Houston Launches First HIV Prevention Campaign for Queer and Trans People of Color

The campaign features 20 ambassadors, all members of Houston’s LGBTQ+ community, who are telling their stories to help combat HIV stigma. The campaign is in English and Spanish and includes five public service announcements about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as well as treatment for prevention.

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19 May

I am Life Official Press Release: PRWEB

Houston Health Department launches I am Life™ to educate audiences about preventing HIV through PrEP, Treatment as Prevention (TasP) to end HIV transmission A high number of HIV cases among the LGBTQ community’s African-American and Hispanic populations has become one of the top health crises in the Houston area and the southern United States. Specifically, […]

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17 Jul

Interview: CDC director, Robert Redfield visits Houston

CDC director, Robert Redfield visits Houston and meets with Houston Leaders and Houston Health Department to discuss ending the HIV Epidemic a National initiative: Houston Health Department Just launched their I am Life campaign to address this issue.

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20 Jun

Dr. Gioia Featured at MyGayHouston.com

Dr. Jonatan Gioia, one of our I Am Life Ambassadors, is currently featured in the online publication MyGayHouston. View the article here. You can also read more about Jonatan in his I Am Life bio.

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19 May

City of Houston Health Department: National HIV Testing Day

Free HIV, hepatitis C tests offered as part of National HIV Testing Day HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department (HHD) and 97.9 The Box will offer free HIV and hepatitis C tests at a three-day screening event organized to observe National HIV Testing Day. The event, set from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 27-29 […]

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19 May

City of Houston Health Department: Reports Rise In Infectious Syphilis Cases

Houston Health Department Reports Rise In Infectious Syphilis Cases New syphilis cases in the Houston and Harris County rose 59 percent in the first half of 2018, mirroring a trend that points to steep increases in sexually-transmitted diseases nationwide. Houston Health Department (HHD) statistics indicate new infections, known as primary and secondary syphilis, totaled 263 […]

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19 May

WBOC TV 16 – Delmarva’s leading News Leader reaching counties in parts of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia

Houston Health Department launches I am Life™ to educate audiences about preventing HIV through PrEP, Treatment as Prevention (TasP) to end HIV transmission I am Life™ is the city’s first-ever health campaign directly reaching out to African-American and Hispanic members of The LGBTQ community HOUSTON, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A high number of HIV cases […]

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