HIV Task Force sets open house
The Latino HIV Task Force, a group of Houston health agencies,
will sponsor a "Meet & Greet" membership breakfast
from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 17 at the American
Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Freeway.
The event is open to those interested
in increasing education and awareness of HIV, AIDS and sexually-transmitted
diseases among Hispanics.
Hispanics in Houston and Harris
County represent 18 percent of the 10,247 HIV infections reported
to the Houston Department of Health and Human Services since
1999. They also make up 16 percent of the 22,084 local AIDS
cases reported to the department since the start of the epidemic
The task force, convened by
the Houston Department of Health and Human Services in 2002,
is comprised of health agencies and community-based organizations
providing HIV and AIDS prevention programs or medical treatment.
They are AIDS Foundation Houston,
Amigos Volunteers in Education and Services (AVES), Association
for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA), Community Family
Centers, Fundación Latino Americana Contra el Sida (FLAS),
Harris County Hospital District, Houston Area Community Services
(HACS), Montrose Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital, Planned
Parenthood, St. Hope Foundation, Incremental Marketing, American
Red Cross, Project WAVE and Family Services.
For more information, call 713-798-0833.