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15 March

Even though two people have been recently declared in remission of HIV, there is no cure. Yet.

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

By Barrett White Last week, two people living with HIV went into long-term remission following a bone marrow transplant. Long-term remission means that they have not been completely cured of the virus, but there is a very little chance that it will come back. The patients’ bone marrow transplants were intended to treat cancer diagnoses,…

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07 February

Today is Black HIV Awareness Day. Do you know your status?

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

By Barrett White “I don’t have HIV, I’m not gay,” said Kalvin Marshall, in disbelief, at learning he was living with HIV. But he was and so was his wife Eunice. The Marshalls are members of Positive Organizing Project (POP+), an advocacy training program designed by and for people living with HIV/AIDS. They were given…

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10 January

Mythbusting the HIV stigma

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

By Barrett White   If you’re unsure how HIV is spread, or how to prevent it, you’re not alone. Is AIDS the same thing as HIV? Is there a cure for AIDS? We took these common questions, beliefs, and misconceptions into consideration and created this handy mythbusters guide to HIV/AIDS with the help of Legacy’s…

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08 January

The Texas Legislature is now open for official business

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

By Barrett White   Both inside and outside the halls of government, Legacy’s public affairs practice moves public policy at the state and federal levels to improve the lives of the patients and communities we serve. Today marks the beginning of the 86th Texas legislature—this session, Legacy will be tackling topics at the state and…

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04 January

Your Favorite Legacy Stories

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Behavioral Health Services, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Mental Health Mondays, Public Affairs

By Barrett White   Each week, Legacy brings you health news, tips, and patient stories. Now that we’re a week into 2019, we took a look back on what you enjoyed the most based on your likes, shares, click-throughs, and comments. Here are a few of your favorite stories from 2018. 1. Seven Ways to…

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13 November

Sign up for a Legacy Public Health Class

Category: Adult Primary Care, Advocacy, Diabetes, Family Medicine, Gender Health, Geriatrics, Health News, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, OB/GYN & Maternity, Pediatrics, Public Health

A patient who is educated about their health is the best advocate for their own care. That is why we work with individuals, health care providers and communities to improve health outcomes. We are able to accomplish this through our education classes at many of our clinics and at community locations across Southeast Texas. Here…

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15 October

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

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

By Barrett White According to the CDC, nearly one quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States were among Latino individuals, and yet Latino people make up only 3% of those receiving PrEP, the pill to prevent HIV, according to the CDC’s current estimates. Launched in 2009, Greater Than AIDS is an organization…

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11 October

HIV goes overlooked in Dallas, on the rise in Houston

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, LGBT, Pediatrics, Public Health

By Barrett White   In a study led by Zachary Most, MD, of the Pediatric Infectious Disease department at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, it was revealed that in adolescent patients living with HIV, there were a significant number of MOEs, or “missed opportunity encounters”. These MOEs mean that these patients could have…

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12 September

ADHD, syphilis and AIDS are most googled health searches in U.S.

Category: Family Medicine, HIV/STD Screening & Treatment, Pediatrics

What medical concern has Texans turning to the internet for answers? That would be Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Because of Google, there is a wealth of information – some good, some not-so-good – on whatever ailment you may have. Medical Health Plans—a site devoted to researching consumer health insurance—put together a list of the most searched health conditions in each state.

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03 July

Big News: CDC Head Evolves on Condoms and Needle Exchange Policy

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

By James Lee, Government Relations Manager Earlier this week, Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control, came out in favor of condoms and needle exchange policy as a means to combat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Redfield previously held a longstanding view of abstinence as a means of prevention. “I…

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