World AIDS Day Luncheon
December 1, 2014
The Westin Galleria
World AIDS Day Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair
|Brandon Brown, MPH, PhD|
Keynote Speaker: Brandon Brown, MPH,
Brandon Brown is Director of the Global Health Research, Education and Translation Initiative in the University of California Irvine Program in Public Health. Trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist, Brandon has ongoing studies of HIV prevention, cancer screening, and research ethics with vulnerable populations including men who have sex with men, low income mothers, female sex workers, and HIV positive women of color in the United States, Peru and Nigeria.
Ebola: CDC Recommended Practices and Symptoms
"CDC confirmed on September 30, 2014, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately five days after arriving in the United States.
The person sought medical care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas after developing symptoms consistent with Ebola. Based on the person’s travel history and symptoms, CDC recommended testing for Ebola. The medical facility isolated the patient and sent specimens for testing at CDC and at a Texas lab participating in CDC’s Laboratory Response Network. CDC and the Texas Health Department reported the laboratory test results to the medical center to inform the patient. Local public health officials have begun identifying close contacts of the person for further daily monitoring for 21 days after exposure." More from the CDC
Stone Soup Food Drive
Check out the video from ABC 13 featuring a food drive hosted by Riva's Italian Restaurant in Montrose and organized by Dena Page! We want to thank Riva's, Dena and everyone who donated for their continued support of Stone Soup, the only food pantry serving HIV-positive Houstonians.
Help stock the Stone Soup shelves before the holidays!
Positive Families Support Group - Do you have a family member living with HIV/AIDS? Share experiences, empower each other and reduce stigma and fear around this disease. Monday, October 2th - 5pm - 6:30 pm - 6260 Westpark Dr. Ste. 100 Contact Erika Clay at 713-623-6796 x 294 or email at email@example.com
Community HIV 101 - How does HIV spread? What are the best ways to protect yourself from contracting HIV? Join us Tuesday, October 28th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. Contact Sha'Qoya Jasper at 713-623-6796 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
H.O.P.E. Group (Helping Others through Positive Experiences) - Are you newly diagnosed? Have hope. Share experiences and learn how to cope. Our next meeting is Thursday, October 30th from 5 - 6:30 at 6260 Westpark Dr. Ste. 100. Contact Erika Clay at 713-623-6796 x 294 or email at email@example.com
Broadway Cares and Color for a Cause
Broadway Cares Supports Camp Hope the Musical
Autographed Broadway show posters - 22" x 14" - Limited Quantity Available
Since 1988, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has been raising money and awarding grants to hundreds of AIDS Service Organizations across the United States including AFH. This year, they embraced Camp Hope's theme, "Camp Hope the Musical!" and donated autographed show posters from some of Broadways most popular shows. Today, we'd like to offer you the chance to own one.
Color for a Cause 2015 Calendar
Own a Color for a Cause calendar for $20. Limited Quantity. For the past four years, a team of over 100 Houston area photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists, models and various staff have come together once a year to produce a one-of-a-kind calendar to benefit those affected by or living with HIV/AIDS.
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For 31 years, your support has given a future to thousands of Houstonians living with HIV/AIDS.
Together we can change lives.
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OUR MISSION AND GOALS
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) leads the innovative efforts in the prevention of new HIV infections and empowers individuals, families, and communities affected by HIV/AIDS to create and sustain healthy lives.
AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. envisions a supportive community free of new HIV infections where individuals affected by HIV/AIDS lead healthy and productive lives without stigma and discrimination.