Category Archives: HIV/STD Screening & Treatment

Zika Virus Transmitted through Sexual Intercourse, CDC Confirms

By: Brianna DAlessio South, Marketing Specialist The CDC has confirmed a case of the Zika virus through sexual transmission between two men in Dallas. One of the men had recently traveled to Venezuela before returning to the states.  His symptoms included fever, rash, and pinkeye; less than a week later his partner experienced the same …

The Beginning of the End of HIV/AIDS in Houston

Legacy is pleased to announce the first-ever END of HIV/AIDS campaign for the City of Houston (#get2zero). The end is in sight. Last year, we applied for and received an AIDS United and Ford Foundation HIV/AIDS (REACH) grant, which supports the improvement of HIV/AIDS-focused policy and advocacy activities at community-based organizations in nine southern states. …

PrEP: A Game changer in HIV Prevention

In America, new HIV-infection rates continuing to rise in many at-risk communities, prevention is the key in getting to zero new HIV infections. A new option in HIV prevention is pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP. PrEP is a powerful HIV prevention tool that, when combined with other prevention methods, can greatly reduce a person’s …