World AIDS Day is a day to raise awareness about HIV and remember the community members and loved ones we have lost to AIDS. Houston ranks 11th in the nation for new HIV transmissions. Over 26% of those new transmissions will be diagnosed with AIDS, and there are 29,643 people living with HIV in Houston/Harris County.
What does it take to change these numbers? It takes the preventative and stabilizing services provided by AFH such as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that is 99% effective in protecting against acquiring HIV through sex. For those living with HIV, linkage to this type of care allows the lowering of a person's viral load so that they are undetectable and therefore cannot transmit HIV during sex. This is known as Treatment as Prevention.
With your support, we are able to provide these and other services to continue to reach, educate, test and treat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) throughout the Houston community.
Join us in the fight to end the HIV epidemic in Houston!