On Sunday, September 8th, the Texas Black Women’s Health Initiative in Houston (Houston BWHI) hosted a health and hair show: the 2019 beYOUtiful Health & Hair Show. This show worked to increase awareness of the factors contributing to disparities in HIV outcomes for Black women.Continue reading “BeYOUtiful Health & Hair Show”
Achieving Together Partners and University of Texas at Austin Health Innovation and Evaluation Team members had the opportunity to learn and share at the 2019 United States Conference on AIDS. On Saturday, September 7, we presented the Achieving Together plan to over 40 USCA conference attendees through an interactive workshop session. Watch this video of us in action.Continue reading “Achieving Together Goes to Washington”
Continue reading “Redemption after 25 Years of Chemsex and Injecting Meth”
I want to share the fact that something that was such a negative and shaming and destructive force in my life, has been turned around into something that’s sweet and helpful. I want to share just how desperately alone and isolated people who inject drugs are and how we’re stigmatized even amongst drug culture.David Duffield
By Jacundo Ramos
I never thought being gay would affect me.
I never thought being gay would make me want to kill myself.
I never thought being gay would make me feel ashamed of who I am.Continue reading “Growing Up Latino and Gay”
By Raymond Castilleja Jr., LCSW, MBA, MHSM/ Behavioral Health Director at Prism Health North Texas
Tremendous biomedical advancements in HIV prevention and treatment have led to aspirational efforts to end the HIV epidemic. However, this goal will not be achieved without addressing the significant behavioral health conditions (mental health and substance use disorders) among people living with HIV (PLWH). PLWH can experience behavioral health issues that can affect quality of life, health care access, adherence to treatment and continuity of care.Continue reading “The Importance of Providing Integrated Care to PLWH”