Category Archives: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment

Understanding Nutritional Wellness and HIV

Healthy Nutrition

It’s possible – even easy – to support your immune system with proper nutrition. By Carol Wolin, MA RD LD   “But, I have HIV” is an expression I often hear when discussing nutrition with my clients. My response is that malnutrition never benefitted anyone’s health, but good nutritional foundations lay the framework for energy, …

Legacy Celebrates and Honors Black Women in the HIV Movement

Founded by the Positive Women’s Network in 2021, Celebrate and Honor Black Women in the HIV Movement Day is observed annually on March 12. By Barrett White   In the early 1980s, Dr. Rashidah Abdul-Khabeer, a Black Muslim nurse, spent her evenings in Black gay bars in Philadelphia teaching the men to put condoms on …

Legacy Observes National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on March 10. By Barrett White   Did you know that a woman in Texas is diagnosed with HIV every 12 hours? Though the HIV epidemic may not get as many headlines, HIV infections are still on the rise. This …

Legacy to Observe Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free rapid HIV test at one of five Legacy clinics across Houston and Beaumont and enter for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. By Barrett White   Monday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV …

Today is World AIDS Day

By Barrett White   Forty years ago, the collaborative fight to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic began. This year, Legacy Community Health is joining Harris County Public Health, the Houston Health Department, the Montrose Center, and other organizations to pay tribute to those we have lost, acknowledge the hard work and innovation of many, and celebrate …

August 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Barrett White Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact HIV has on people living in the Southern U.S.   Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) is observed annually on August 20. The Southern AIDS Coalition originally initiated this observance in 2019 to bring awareness to the disproportionate impact of HIV in the South. …

No more daily pills? PrEP may soon be available as an infrequent injection.

By Barrett White Tired of the blue pill? A new, more effective version is on the way – and you don’t have to take it daily.   We have long touted PrEP as the best tool in our toolkit for ending the HIV epidemic. This sentiment remains true, and with new drugs on the horizon …

Sunday is National HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status?

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the discovery of HIV/AIDS. By Barrett White   June 2021 marks 40 years since the discovery of HIV/AIDS. On National HIV Testing Day, health care providers throughout the nation highlight the importance of HIV prevention and the end of HIV stigma. On average, the Centers for Disease Control …

40 Years: Taking Pride in a Legacy of Service to the LGBTQ+ Community

This Pride month, Legacy looks back at its history, community service, and a legacy of caring for the LGBTQ+ community By Barrett White This year marks 40 years of Legacy Community Health, formerly known as the Montrose Clinic. In those 40 years, Legacy and the surrounding communities have grown immensely. What began as a small, …

Ending Asian & Pacific Islander HIV Stigma Starts Here

May 19 is National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. By Barrett White   May 19 is Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day. The observance was first celebrated in 2005, an effort spearheaded by API Wellness. In the beginning of the AIDS crisis, the epidemic predominantly affected white gay men. Presently, the most …