By Carolina Boyd
The New Year brings a first for Legacy Community Health. Texas’ largest Federally Qualified Health Center is hosting its first-ever HIV Day in Washington, DC on March 29-31, 2020. The event is being held in conjunction with AIDS United’s AIDSWatch 2020.
Three Legacy patients will be selected to attend the event through an application process. Those participants will meet with congressional leaders to educate them about the importance of ending the HIV epidemic.
This event goes to the heart of Legacy’s mission, which dates back to 1978, when it opened as the Montrose Clinic and provided screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases for Houston’s HIV/AIDS population.
“This is about sticking true to our roots and empowering our patients” said James Lee, Legacy’s Government Relations Manager. “Legacy’s HIV Day in DC will be a great opportunity for patients to share their personal story and educate members of congress on the importance of addressing HIV within our communities.”
Airfare, hotel and meals will be provided for those selected to attend the 2020 Legacy HIV Day in Washington, DC. Applications are now open for Legacy patients who identify as people living with HIV, or who are currently on PrEP to prevent HIV. Click here to complete an application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 5, 2020.