PrEP to Prevent HIV
AIDS Foundation Houston’s PrEP Clinic began seeing clients a few months ago. Little did we suspect that the effects of the program would be greater than the sum of its parts. Yes, we are getting people on PrEP, but so much more is happening!
Because the clinic operates in the evening when other clinics are normally closed, and because our staff has a reputation for being respectful and discreet, we are getting clients who otherwise rarely see a physician.
During the normal screening process to begin PrEP, we have diagnosed and treated a number of people syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia—as well as identified new cases of HIV. Insured or not, no one is turned away from AFH’s PrEP Clinic.
By providing access to PrEP, AFH is fulfilling our mission to reduce new HIV infections. The unforeseen benefits of serving those who don’t have access to medical providers also reduces the spread of all sexually transmitted infections, which makes our community healthier.
If you have questions about PrEP, speak with an AFH PrEP Specialist between 9 am and 5 pm at 832-874-5380 or leave a message after hours and we’ll return your call. Learn more by visiting our two PrEP microsites: PrEPtoPreventHIV.org and WhyPrEP.org. The latter is now available in Spanish as well.
Please give to support the AFH’s work including the new PrEP Clinic, testing, education, and serving those who are living with HIV by providing permanent housing and nutritional support in our food pantry.
Thank You for Dining Out for Life!
Thursday, April 26th
AFH extends a gracious thank you to all of you who dined out on Thursday, April 26th, in support of Dining Out For Life! Watch this space for a link to event photos coming soon!
We also wish to extend a hearty thanks as well to Gillman Subaru and the wonderful restaurants that made Dining Out For Life a huge success this year! Please remember that these restaurants give generously in support of AFH and visit them often throughout the year!
Antone's Famous Po' Boys
Galleria area (4520 San Felipe)
North Loop (2724 West TC Jester)
B&B Butchers & Restaurant
Baby Barnaby's (Fairview)
Midtown (West Gray)
Heights (White Oak)
River Oaks (Shepherd)
Museum District (Binz)
BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures
Memorial Park (Golf Clubhouse)
Bollo Wood Fired Pizza
Dave & Buster's (Richmond Ave.)
El Real Tex-Mex
1308 Cantina (Montrose Blvd.)
1308 Annex (Westheimer)
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse - River Oaks
FM Kitchen & Bar
Ginger & Fork
Harold's Restaurant, Bar & Terrace
I-10 (1040 W Sam Houston Pkwy N)
Pepperoni's (Montrose Blvd.)
Songkran Thai Kitchen (Uptown Park)
State Fare Kitchen & Bar
Tacos a Go-Go:
Heights (White Oak)
Garden Oaks (West. T.C. Jester Blvd.)
The Raven Grill
Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen
We hope you will all join us again for Dining Out For Life in 2019!
Help AFH Use Southern Know-How to Defeat HIV/AIDS
|Click to view the AFH 2017 Annual Report|
The narrative of HIV/AIDS in the Southern states tells us that to reduce drastically transmission rates a different approach is needed, especially if we want Houston to become the first Southern city to reduce transmissions to zero. The Deep South states (including Texas) have had the highest HIV and AIDS diagnosis rates and numbers in the US; accounting for 52% of undiagnosed HIV infections and 51% of all HIV diagnoses despite representing little more than only 37% of the US population. Lastly, the Deep South region has the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses of any U.S. region. To achieve better outcomes requires AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. to use our unique brand of Southern Know-How.
Southern Know-How means knowing the community and how stigma, health disparities, and day-to-day concerns stop individuals from being tested. It also requires knowing what it takes to get individuals through the front door.
Take a few minutes and read our 2017 Annual Report. The individual stories will tell you more about AFH’s know how and how AFH is changing the story of HIV/AIDS in the south. Then consider making a donation to help end HIV/AIDS in our community.
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.