Introducing Soul Talk
On Monday, May 11, AFH launched a new series of Facebook Live conversations entitled, Soul Talk…Conversations that Heal. Each conversation focuses on and features members of vulnerable and marginalized populations that are impacted by the social determinants of health. These determinants include but are not limited to poverty, stigma, low literacy, lack of access to medical care, systemic racism and more.
With May being Women’s Health Month, the first episode featured a conversation about the physical, mental and spiritual health of women. There was a special focus on Black women as this population continues to have the highest rates of new HIV transmissions among all women. AHF Chief Program Officer W. Jeffrey Campbell moderated the show, and our guest panel included Teriya Richmond, MD, Shadawn McCants, LPC, Leisha McKinley-Beach, Debrisha Johnson, FNP-C, Mia Ryan-Porter, and Diandra Bellamy. You can view a replay of the program above.
During the event, AFH also introduced the launch of Sistr, a web-based platform specifically designed for women to register for and receive free access to PrEP, a once-a-day medication that is 99 percent effective in preventing HIV.
Watch this space for news about the next episode of Soul Talk... Conversations that Heal.
Through Sunday, June 14, AFH is implementing our "modified agency operations" plan. This plan both minimizes risk associated with COVID-19 to our clients, staff, and volunteers and enables us to continue to deliver our vital mission to the community. The agency tentatively plans to resume normal operations on Monday, June 15.
Highlights of our modified agency operations plan include the following:
* AFH offices will be closed to the public.
* AFH employees will be working remotely.
* AFH phones will be answered and e-mail correspondence returned as usual.
* AFH will continue to serve client needs as they arise.
* AFH will maintain a minimal presence at our main office throughout the week.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. Please return to this page periodically for updates regarding the timeline for the resumption of standard agency operations.
Chief Executive Officer
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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.
We envision a supportive community free of new HIV infections where individuals affected by HIV/AIDS lead healthy and productive lives without stigma and discrimination.
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