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Helping Houstonians with HIV/AIDS

Posted on · National HIV Testing Day is this Friday, and the Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting an HIV/STD Conference later this summer in Austin. The city of Houston is partnering with AIDS Foundation Houston to test 15,000 Houstonians for HIV this summer. About 27,000 Houstonians are HIV positive, and thousands more are believed to be positive but unaware. We examine the […]

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HIV/AIDS Research and Testing, Literacy, and Oveta Culp Hobby: Houston Matters for Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Posted on · National HIV Testing Day is this Friday, and the Texas Department of State Health Services is hosting an HIV/STD Conference later this summer in Austin. The city of Houston is partnering with AIDS Foundation Houston to test 15,000 Houstonians for HIV this summer. About 27,000 Houstonians are HIV positive, and thousands more are believed to […]

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Small Businesses, World AIDS Day and Did the Patriots Cheat? Houston Matters for Mon., Dec. 2, 2013

Posted on · Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this was a big weekend for holiday shoppers. It was also a big weekend for small businesses in Houston. That’s because Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop local. So today, we’re taking a look at how small businesses are faring in Houston. Are they thriving or dying out? How […]

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New Map Shows How Many HIV Cases Are In Your Zip Code

Posted on · The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Houston ranks 9th in U.S cities when it comes to people living with an HIV diagnosis. There's a new interactive map that breaks down, by zip code, where those infections are. The architects of the map hope it will help both individuals, and HIV service organizations, make better informed decisions on how to deal with the epidemic.

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Local AIDS Clinic Use Tree To Remember Family And Friends

Posted on · Tomorrow marks World Aids Day. In the greater Houston area over 30,000 people are dealing with HIV and AIDS. Seventeen hundred new infections are diagnosed each year in Harris County and the Thomas Street Health Center near downtown is working to get that number to zero. But today they're remembering those they've lost.