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Know your HIV status

Ending HIV/AIDS begins with knowing your status and taking charge of your health. HIV and syphilis testing is FREE at AFH.

Please call 832-436-3798 or 832-AFH-PrEP for further information.

Stay informed

Get the latest information on how to prevent HIV transmission and how to live a healthy life with HIV. Learn the basics by attending a Community HIV 101 session.

Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U):
Did you know that if you have HIV, are on anti-retroviral therapy, and maintain an undetectable viral load that you have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to an HIV-negative partner?

Learn more about U=U and how Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) can help persons who are HIV-negative avoid the virus. Schedule a PrEP appointment.

Find help

Click here to find low-cost HIV healthcare providers in the Houston area.

Click here to learn about housing, food, clothing, job training, and other important services available to persons living with HIV in our community.

Soul Talk, EPISODE 2

The second installment of Soul Talk…Conversations that Heal, aired on the AFH Facebook Live feed on, Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. CST. If you missed it, you can watch a replay above. This installment is entitled, “A Conversation on the Well-Being of Black Men in America…Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health.”

Black men in America are living in a constant state of crisis when it comes to their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  This Soul Talk conversation, led by AFH Chief Program Officer W. Jeffrey Campbell, seeks to create a safe space for men to exhale, lean in and hopefully begin to heal.  Campbell is be joined by Kendrick Clack, FNP; Daryl Shorter, MD; Author Will Horn; and AFH Chief Medical Officer Teriya Richmond, MD for this very timely conversation which was recorded during Men’s Health Week.

Launched in May 2020 during Women’s Health Week, and featuring a panel of cis and transgender women, Soul Talk was widely received.  AFH is pleased to host this series as it continues to strengthen its relationships with communities of color and the LGBTQ community. Click here to view a replay of the May episode.


AIDS Foundation Houston Modified Agency Operations

Dear Friends:

In light of Judge Lina Hidalgo's order returning Harris County to COVID-19 Threat Level 1, AFH will continue to operate under a Modified Operations Plan until further notice. 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.

Highlights of our modified agency operations plan include the following:

  • AFH offices are closed to the public.
  • All employees who are able to do so will work remotely.
  • AFH will maintain a minimal presence at our main office throughout the week.
  • AFH client appointments in the main office lobby are suspended.
  • New patients seeking an HIV/STI screen or PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) are encouraged to enroll via mistr or sistr.
  • AFH phones will be answered and e-mail correspondence returned as usual.
  • AFH will continue to serve client needs as they arise.
  • For information related to testing or PrEP, call 832-436-3798 or 832-AFH-PrEP.

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.

Sincerely,

John Huckaby,
Chief Executive Officer

For resources about COVID-19, please see www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or houstonemergency.org/covid19/.

Have symptoms of COVID-19 and believe you need to be tested? Click here for Houston-area testing information.


OUR MISSION

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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OUR IMPACT

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HELP AFH END THE HIV EPIDEMIC – GIVE NOW!

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For the past 38 years, AFH has been passionate about preventing new HIV infections and helping persons affected by HIV/AIDS to live healthy and productive lives. Now, we need your help to achieve our next goal: to end the HIV epidemic in Houston. Your gift will help AFH to:

  1. Help Houstonians to know their HIV and STD status.
  2. Empower Houstonians to take action to protect themselves and those they love.
  3. Prevent new HIV and STD infections.
  4. Help people with HIV to achieve better health outcomes.
  5. Ensure that everyone who needs assistance can receive care without fear, discrimination, or stigma.

Together, we can end the HIV epidemic in Houston!


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