Please Note: AFH will not be conducting in-house testing for HIV or other STIs Wednesday, Nov. 21-Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Testing will resume on Wednesday, December 5, 2019.
Office Closing: AFH offices will close for an staff event at NOON on Thursday, Dec. 6, and will re-open for regular hours on Friday, Dec. 7.
Thanks to all of you who supported the World AIDS Day Luncheon with your attendance and gifts!
It's not too late to donate if you still wish to do so!
Thanks as well to event co-chairs, Jacob Sudoff and Jerry Hooker, keynote speaker Tituss Burgess, presenting sponsor Chevron, and all of our other wonderful and generous sponsors! See the list below and please patronize their businesses to show your appreciation for their support of the HIV/AIDS community! We also wish to express our heartfelt congratulations to the University of Houston Honors College Community Health Worker Initiative--our 2018 Shelby Hodge Vision Award honoree.
We hope to see you all again next year!
Photos from the underwriter party and luncheon will be posted on our Facebook page soon!
What Will It Take?
What will it take to reduce HIV transmission rates in Houston? It will take a commitment to address the barriers that have allowed this virus to continue to affect vulnerable populations.
These communities face stigma, lack economic and housing stability, and are disconnected from institutional health care. AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) continues to address these issues with the necessary commitment to get Houston to zero transmissions.
Mitigating these barriers enables persons living with HIV to enjoy better health and create lives that are productive and fulfilling. Health is improved and sustained through the Stone Soup food pantry, which provides food assistance for HIV-positive clients. AFH housing programs are designed not to warehouse indigent persons living with HIV, but to give them the tools and motivation they need to become responsible and independent. HIV-positive youth find a secure, non-judgemental environment at Camp Hope where they can have fun and develop life skills for living with the virus. Our Community Health Worker Program educates those living in areas with a high-incidence of HIV on the importance of knowing one's status, how to avoid the virus, and getting into care if necessary. The AFH PrEP Clinic helps those who are HIV-negative and at-risk acquire the one-pill-a-day regimen that prevents HIV transmission more than 90 percent of the time.
These are but a few of the ways that AFH serves the HIV/AIDS community while preventing HIV in our community. It is an enormous task, but this is what it will take to push past being ranked 11th in the nation for new transmissions to being the first major American city to achieve ZERO. None of it happens without your commitment too. Please give today to help AFH continue to deploy and operate innovative programs focused on getting Houston to zero.
You can donate easily via text message if you prefer. Just text AFH18 to 713-909-4129 and follow the prompts!
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.