AIDS Foundation Houston reaches over 92,000 community members each year with prevention education messages. Through our many prevention initiatives and programs AFH urges individuals to Know their Status. By communicating with the community about the risk, we strive to decrease the number of new infections while encouraging infected individuals to seek and sustain treatment in order to reduce their viral count.
We encourage everyone to take responsibility for their health and to communicate with those around them about the risk of infection.
There are an estimated 25,000 individuals known to be living with HIV in the Houston/Harris County area as of 2016. - Texas Department of State Health Services
An additional 20% are unsure of their status - CDC
Estimated number of Houston/Harris County residents newly diagnosed in 2014: 1,200 - Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA)
It is estimated that 1 in 93 Houstonians are living with HIV - HDHHS
It is estimated that 1 in 53 African Americans in Houston are living with HIV - HDHHS