Syringe Access Fund announces $2.6 million in grants

Posted on 16 Feb 2016 at 4:29pm

Officials with the Syringe Access Fund announced today (Tuesday, Feb. 16), that the agency in January awarded 58 grants, totaling $2.6 million over the next two years, that are focused on policy and implementation support for syringe exchange programs. Two of the grants are going to Texas agencies: Austin Harm Reduction Coalition in San Marcos […]

Dallas researcher may have allergy/asthma cure

Posted on 20 Jun 2014 at 9:10am

Clinical trials needed to  confirm research, but anecdotal evidence promising DAVID TAFFET  | Staff Writer Inappropriate responses by the immune system cause allergies and asthma triggered mostly by white blood cells known as T helper 2 or Th2 cells. These cells that are supposed to fight parasites are also behind the symptoms of asthma and […]

AIDS Healthcare Foundation opens Dallas clinic

Posted on 07 Dec 2012 at 11:00am

Largest provider of healthcare to people with HIV debuts 2nd facility in Texas at Medical City, targeting underserved area of N. Dallas DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer The AIDS Healthcare Foundation dedicated a new clinic at Medical City in North Dallas on Monday, Dec. 3 — its second clinic in Texas. This week, the clinic […]

FDA approves 1st pill to help prevent HIV

Posted on 17 Jul 2012 at 2:41pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection.

National HIV Testing Day events

Posted on 22 Jun 2012 at 10:18am

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Here is a list of some of the locations where HIV rapid testing will be offered free that day.

The positives, negatives of in-home HIV testing

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 at 7:00pm

Experts say OraSure could lead to more people knowing their status but fear those who learn they have the virus won’t get counseling, care NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS JUNE 27. CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF LOCAL EVENTS DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer When longtime Fort Worth activist David Mack Henderson tested positive for […]

Parkland hospital targets gay and bisexual men, transgender people, with HIV prevention grants

Posted on 21 Jun 2012 at 2:19pm

Armed with new state and federal grants, Parkland is aggressively testing, counseling and linking newly diagnosed people to care

New digs prove prosperous for South Dallas HIV agency

Posted on 10 May 2012 at 4:59pm

Executive director says Abounding Prosperity’s recently opened facility on MLK Boulevard serving as bridge between black, gay communities DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer After recently moving into a new office on MLK Jr. Boulevard, Abounding Prosperity Executive Director Kirk Myers has seen his agency become a bridge between the black and gay communities. Since 2005, the […]

Joe’s Run eyes records in 15th year

Posted on 15 Mar 2012 at 5:00pm

Fundraiser for Samaritan House — agency serving homeless people with HIV in Fort Worth — aims for highs in participation, proceeds ANNA WAUGH  |  Staff Writer FORT WORTH — Rick Isaminger has been running for 30 years, completing four marathons and 20 half marathons. But for the last five years, Isaminger has been running to help his […]

Beating the odds

Posted on 08 Mar 2012 at 5:04pm

Longtime employee Bret Camp returns to work at Resource Center Dallas less than a year after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of lymphoma ANNA WAUGH  |  Staff Writer Bret Camp knows about survival. In less than a year, he’s battled lymphoma after doctors finally identified what was making him so ill, and returned to […]