Category Archives: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment

Discover S.H.E. Ready Empowering Black Women’s Sexual Health

In honor of Sexual Health Awareness Month, join us as we shed light on a pressing concern. In 2021, black women experienced new HIV diagnoses at rates five times higher than Hispanic women and ten times higher than white women. In collaboration with the Texas Black Women’s Initiative (TxBWI), Legacy Community Health has developed the …

Pride Month celebrations are this weekend. Are you ready?

Pride Month 2023 may almost be over, but the celebrations are just getting started – and Legacy’s proud to celebrate right alongside you. By Barrett White Pride is essential to the fabric of Legacy’s history. Pride Month is a month dedicated to uplifting LGBTQ+ voices, celebrating LGBTQ+ culture, and spotlighting LGBTQ+ rights – how far …

Legacy to Observe Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  By Barrett White Tuesday, February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to help stop HIV stigma and increase HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in Black communities. Black communities made up the second highest percentage of new HIV cases in Houston in the most recent …

December 1 is World AIDS Day

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Join us this evening, December 1, at South Beach, 810 Pacific Street, to honor the observance. By Barrett White The HIV epidemic has been present in Houston for 41 years now. More than a million Americans are living with HIV, and about 10% don’t even know they’re positive. According to the most recent available data …

September 18 is HIV and Aging Awareness Day

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By Barrett White According to the 2020 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Annual Client-Level Data Report, 47.9 percent of RWHAP clients are aged 50 and older.   People living with HIV are getting older. That’s fantastic news – this means that HIV suppression methods are working, and that those living with HIV are living longer lives, …

Understanding Nutritional Wellness and HIV

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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

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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 …

Today is World AIDS Day

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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. …