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Full Show: Preventing HIV/AIDS, And How Air Conditioning Shaped Houston (July 15, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Efforts to prevent new cases of HIV/AIDS, how air conditioning shaped the city, two astronauts from different eras have a conversation, and the latest on Houston sports.

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Full Show: Marijuana Diversion Program, And The Early Days Of AIDS (Dec. 1, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We check in on Harris County's marijuana diversion program. Then, AIDS survivors and advocates share their stories. Also, we discuss The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly of the week’s news. And author Anton DiSclafani talks about her book, The After Party.

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How is Houston Engaging the Community on HIV Education?

Posted on · On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), the Houston Health Department is co-hosting an HIV symposium with Baylor College of Medicine. Officials say the goal is to present the newest scientific findings in a way that’s more accessible and easier to understand. We talk with Dr. Jessica Davila from Baylor College of Medicine. She’s presenting research looking […]

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Houston Reactions to President Trump’s Immigration Freeze: Monday’s Show (January 30, 2017)

Posted on · Public outcry against President Trump’s immigration freeze stretched across the country and Texas — including in Houston — this weekend. The City of Houston has played a large role in the country’s refugee resettlement program and is one of America’s most diverse cities. On Sunday (Jan. 29, 2017), some local officials spoke out against closing […]

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35 Years: Houstonians Affected by HIV/AIDS and Their Historical Accounts

Posted on · Today (Dec. 1, 2016) is World AIDS Day, a new oral history project has been launched to collect the stories of Houstonians affected by the disease. The oH Project (The Oral History Project) has been founded to collect, preserve, and make available the painful, heroic, and inspiring experiences of people impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Houston, […]

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Local Researcher Continues Work on HIV-Prevention Drug

Posted on · For the past decade, a local researcher has been working on a drug to prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Dr. Alessandro Grattoni, is an associate professor of nanomedicine at Houston Methodist. His research involves using a refillable implant that administers drugs to subjects at risk of HIV exposure. He’s developed a prototype, and his […]