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The mission of AIDS Foundation Houston, Inc. (AFH) is to create positive social impact through the innovative management of HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

6260 West Park Drive, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77057
713-623-6796 Main
713-623-4029 Fax
info@AFHouston.org

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The Center for AIDS (The CFA) advocates both locally and nationally for better treatments and better access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and strives to keep the Houston medical and affected community informed, updated, and involved in the search for a cure. The Center for AIDS is now located on the second floor of Legacy Community Health Services.
info@centerforaids.org

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Legacy Community Health Services is a full-service, Community Health Center that provides comprehensive, primary healthcare services to all Houstonians in a culturally sensitive, judgment-free and confidential environment.

Clinic Locations
(713) 830-3000 Main
info@legacycommunityhealth.org

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MC empowers our community, primarily gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals and their families, to enjoy healthier and more fulfilling lives by providing culturally affirming and affordable behavioral health and prevention services.

401 Branard St., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77006
713-529-0037, Main
713-529-3211, 24 Hour Crisis Line/Gay&Lesbian Switchboard Houston

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The Harris County Hospital District’s Thomas Street Health Center is a freestanding HIV/AIDS treatment facility providing medical and psychological services to residents of Harris County diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Thomas Street Health Center provides health care services for more than 26,000 patient visits.

2015 Thomas Street
Houston, TX 77009
713-873-4000

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Houston Area Community Services (established 1998) is a not-for-profit enterprise that provides affordable, quality medical care, pharmacy, behavioral health, and support services to individuals and families residing in Harris County and surrounding areas.

2150 W. 18th St.
Houston, TX 77008
713-426-0027, Main

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The Blue Book Resource Guide published by the Ryan White Planning Council provides information about HIV/AIDS services, programs, testing sites, service providers, eligibility requirements, Ryan White Registration sites, and service specific resources.  The blue Book is available free of charge from the Ryan White Planning Council Office of Support or it may be downloaded from their website.

 

 

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The Houston Food Bank is the largest source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. A network of nearly 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding a total of 137,000 people each week, provides more than 65 million pounds of food and prepared meals annually.

832-369-9390, Hotline

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HVLP helps low-income citizens that other programs often cannot serve, such as those who may not meet the financial criteria of other legal assistance programs or non-US citizens. This is what makes HVLP unique. HVLP’s commitment to helping those in need strongly reinforces how deeply the legal profession cares about the Houston community.

712 Main St., Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002
713-228-0735, Main
info@hlvp.org

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As a part of its overall public health mission, CDC provides leadership in helping control the HIV/AIDS epidemic by working with community, state, national, and international partners in surveillance, research, and prevention and evaluation activities. These activities are critically important because CDC estimates that about 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, and that 21% of these persons do not know they are infected.

In addition, the number of people living with AIDS is increasing, as effective new drug therapies keep HIV-infected persons healthy longer and dramatically reduce the death rate. CDC’s programs work to improve treatment, care, and support for persons living with HIV/AIDS and to build capacity and infrastructure to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

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Since the first cases of AIDS were identified more than 25 years ago, millions of people around the world have become infected with HIV, and the epidemic has claimed millions of lives. Globally, there are an estimated 33.3 million people living with HIV, including more than one million in the United States. While there have been successes in addressing the epidemic on many fronts, multiple challenges remain in the areas of prevention, care and treatment, research, infrastructure and capacity development, and funding.

This section provides data and information on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. and around the world, including policy reports, fact sheets, and survey data, and information on our media partnerships, journalist training programs, and HIV/AIDS initiatives in South Africa. In addition, it includes online news summaries and information resources provided through our free online resources, the Kaiser Health Policy Report and Daily Global Health Policy Report, State Health Facts Online and Global Health Facts.

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logo_showing Gateway to Care is a 501 ( c )( 3 ) non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that each resident of the Harris County / Greater Houston area has access to affordable and accessible healthcare. Operating as a “Collaborative” of over 165 member and affiliated organizations who work together to coordinate resources and streamline healthcare services in the local community, the Gateway to Care Collaborative is responsible for bringing in over $100 million in health care resources and improving the health lives of over 100,000 individuals and families since 2000. Their mission is to facilitate access to adequate healthcare for uninsured and underinsured persons in the Harris County service region by establishing a mechanism for healthcare agencies, coalitions, funding entities and advocacy groups to coordinate common administrative and service delivery activities to provide a seamless service delivery system.