Help Send a Child to Camp Hope
Established in 1996, Camp Hope was the first camp for HIV-positive children in Texas. Camp Hope provides HIV-positive kids ages seven to 16 from low income households the opportunity to develop important life skills needed to manage a life with HIV/AIDS in a healthy and secure environment. For one week campers learn the importance medical adherence, how to manage disclosure of their status in relationships and with their peers and how to deal with stigma - but most importantly, our campers experience a week of fun, barrier-free activities and quality time with their friends.
Campers participate in activities like fishing, obstacle courses, horseback riding and arts and crafts. They face their fears by singing karaoke in the talent show, climbing the rock wall or swimming to the deep end of the pool. The children also learn the importance of team work by canoeing with their cabin mates across the lake. At Camp Hope, campers form valuable, supportive, and lifelong friendships with other kids who share their struggles and by the end of the week they have an increased sense of confidence, a strong set of social skills and rejuvenated hope for their futures.
Our hope is that Camp Hope is not only a place for campers to have fun, but a place where HIV-positive children can begin to understand that they are not restricted by their illness and they can begin setting the groundwork for stable and fulfilling lives.
Your donation can make a difference in the life of a child with HIV. Please give today.
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.
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.