HDHHS seeks members for HIV prevention group

The Houston Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) is seeking nominations for people interested in serving as members of the Houston HIV Prevention Community Planning Group.

Members will assist the group in assessing current community HIV prevention activities and identifying effective prevention interventions. The assessments will result in the development of a comprehensive HIV prevention plan that will decrease the incidence of HIV.

Houston residents may nominate themselves to the group, which includes representatives of governmental and non-governmental agencies or organizations providing HIV/AIDS services. Group members will represent affected populations to create a prevention plan responsive to the local epidemic.

"The community planning process has had a significant impact on the direction of HIV prevention programs in Houston," said Glenda Gardner, chief, Bureau of HIV/STD Prevention.

The bureau accepts nominations throughout the year. Nomination forms, nominating guidelines and additional information may be obtained by calling 713-794-9092.