Category Archives: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment

Exciting Progress in the Development of an HIV Vaccine

Evidence suggests an upcoming vaccine trial looks promising. By Barrett White   Preliminary data from a clinical trial by The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California looks promising, and suggests that a new HIV vaccine may be on the horizon. The trial was attached to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). “These are very …

March 10 is 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 Honors the 22nd Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Get a free rapid HIV test at Legacy Beaumont this Friday or at Legacy Montrose or Legacy Southwest this Saturday to be entered for a chance to win $100. By Barrett White   February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV …

Wellness Bar by Legacy Now Open in Montrose

The new facility on Westheimer offers a list of preventative care services in a spa-like setting. By Barrett White   What do you think of when you think about preventative health care? Stuffy exam rooms, drab queue areas, and long wait times? Perhaps, but certainly not if you’re a patient at Legacy. The same community …

At-Home HIV Testing Available Through Legacy

At-home testing is free, fast, easy, and discreet, and comes with the same patient navigation you get with an in-person visit. By Barrett White   Considering the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder that some people would rather stay home than walk into a clinic. COVID-19 isn’t the only virus out there though, and viruses …

National Pharmacy Week: The Role Pharmacists Play in Patient Health Care

By Carolina Boyd, Communications Associate This week marks National Pharmacy Week, a time set aside to acknowledge the contributions pharmacists make in caring for patients. Pharmacists are a valuable resource in patient care. Beyond filling prescriptions, they help patients adhere to their medications, assist with questions and concerns, as well as provide immunizations. Legacy pharmacists …

Legacy Recognizes National Latine HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, October 15

The observance will be recognized by Legacy with free testing and a chance to win Amazon gift cards. By Barrett White   October 15 is National Latine HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). According to the CDC, over one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latine individuals, and yet Latine people …

Legacy Honors National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day with Community Events

Legacy locations in Houston and Beaumont will honor the observance with free testing and a chance to win a Visa gift card. By Barrett White   National Gay Men’s HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) falls on September 27, 2020 this year. On September 26 and 27, Legacy Community Health will observe NGMHAAD with community …

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day. Do you know your status?

Eliminating the stigma begins with knowing your status. By Barrett White   On average, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there are nearly 40,000 new HIV transmissions every year, with the highest rates found in the South—and of major cities in the South, Houston is a hotbed for new infections. In the most …

Legacy Honors the 21st Annual Black HIV Awareness Day

The day is observed annually on February 7. This year’s theme is, “We’re in this together.” By Barrett White   In Harris County, nearly half of all people living with HIV are Black. Meanwhile, the Black community only makes up less than 20% of the population of Harris County. The importance of equitable HIV outreach …