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20 October

Warning: STDs are on the rise

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Health

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are on the rise in the U.S. If left untreated, these sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause an increased risk of getting HIV, long-term abdominal/pelvic pain and fertility problems.

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HIV has spread zip code
05 October

HIV has spread in your zip code: Here’s what you need to know

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs

One out of every 200 persons in Houston reports living with HIV, according to the Houston Health Department. The disease has reached epidemic levels in Houston, hitting certain zip codes hard.

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Venita Ray, second from the right, with members of ACT NOW: END AIDS Coalition at USCA
28 September

The United States Conference on AIDS 2017: A Recap

Category: Adult Primary Care, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

The United States Conference on AIDS (USCA), which just convened on September 7, was an informative event, once again this year. Expected changes in the Affordable Care Act, proposed cuts to Medicaid and health care delivery were some of the key issues of discussion.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief
01 September

HIV-Related Services Following Hurricane Harvey

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment

“If you have lost your HIV meds in the flood, we’re here to help you,” said Legacy’s Dr. Natalie Vanek. “What’s vital is you stay in treatment, even during this difficult time. We’re open and here to help you.”

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02 August

Watch “The Legacy Story”

Category: Adult Primary Care, Behavioral Health Services, Dental Care, Development, Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Vision Services

Legacy has transformed from the little-clinic-that-could of the 1980s into an entire community health system, today made up of 29 locations, across Southeast Texas. While growth is good, we are just trying to keep up with the unfortunate – and growing – demand for high-quality, affordable health care. Watch the new video.

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texans living with hiv coalition
22 May

Introducing “Texans Living with HIV”

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs

Texans Living with HIV will be a collective voice in policy and decision-making on issues that impact the HIV community.

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Rice Students
25 April

Rice Students Donate to Legacy’s Positive Organizing Project

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Public Affairs, Public Health

Rice University students got in touch with Legacy’s Positive Organizing Project (POP+) about how to get involved in HIV advocacy.

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American Health Care Act HIV
29 March

A Health Care Policy Without a Plan for HIV is Incomplete

Category: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Public Affairs, Public Health

Last week’s mayhem over new health care legislation, now dead for the time being, highlights how decisions made in Washington impact the lives of people living with HIV. It’s worth looking at the federal role in HIV care in the United States.

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obamacare
21 February

Texans Don’t Want to Repeal Obamacare without a Replacement

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, Dental Care, Development, Family Medicine, Gender Health, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Affairs, Public Health, Vaccination & Immunization, Vision Services

As we wrote in a recent note to our patients, Legacy is aware of the understandable confusion and anxiety around the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. What all Houstonians should know is that health insurance plans have not yet changed, and those who have insurance will continue to receive the benefits of their individual plan.

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