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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 […]

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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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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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How Culture Can Hinder Fighting HIV Among Houston’s African-Americans

Posted on · Despite recent strides made in HIV prevention and treatment, Houston's black community is still disproportionately affected by the virus. The people on the front lines of the battle against HIV say they're still trying to overcome cultural barriers that can make it difficult to get people tested and treated.

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Free HIV Testing

Posted on · A group of local health agencies and community organizations will provide free HIV testing in Houston's Hispanic community tomorrow, as part of the annual National HIV Testing Day. Jim Bell reports.