Tag: HIV testing

Dallas County HIV testing announced for National Black HIV Awareness Day

Dallas County is offering free HIV testing on Feb. 7 at multiple sites in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a national HIV testing and treatment mobilization effort targeting the black community, which accounts for 44 percent of all new cases of HIV in the U.S. In Dallas County, case rates remain disproportionately higher among African Americans following national trends.

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Wait time for Amelia Court appointments questioned

ASOs strive to see more clients more quickly but, Parkland patients continue to wait months DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Over the past year, the wait time to get an appointment at Parkland hospital’s...

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25 ways to fight AIDS

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Wait! Before you click the ‘next’ button or scroll down your news feed hear me out: The LGBT community has been living with AIDS for three decades now. For people of my...

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RCD to begin Saturday HIV testing program

STD testing will be offered during new testing hours including free syphilis screening DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Through a partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Resource...

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HIV meds program on state’s chopping block

Ending assistance could cost communities millions in added ER care and hospitalization, advocates say DAVID TAFFET | Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Some of the more extreme budget cutters would like to eliminate the program...

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Out Youth gets $25K from Sir Elton’s foundation

Out Youth Austin today announced that the organization for LGBT youth has received a $25,000 grant from the Elton John AIDS Foundation for Out Youth’s K.Y.S.S. (Knowing Your Status is Smart) program for HIV prevention, testing and counseling for young people, ages 12-19, in Central Texas.

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HIV testing planned around Dallas on Saturday

AIDS Arms Inc. and Dallas County Health and Human Services have scheduled HIV testing at various locations around Dallas County on Saturday, Sept. 18, which has been declared National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. According...

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Meth and gay men: Tweaking, no thinking

One man’s story of his journey from HIV-positive drug addict on a downward spiral to HIV education advocate has a lesson for the whole gay community, especially youth Leslie Robinson  General Gayety “In my brief moments of...

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HIV testing and wine tasting in Plano

Community Unity Respect Education Inc. celebrates its first birthday this week with two events, a wine tasting and HIV testing in Plano. In coordination with the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Collin...

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HIV testing: Why not now?

It’s easy to come up with plenty of reasons not to get tested now for HIV. But none of those reasons can outweigh the reasons you should get tested as soon as possible Bret Camp Special Contributor Why wouldn’t you get an HIV...

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