Prism Health North Texas

Illuminating Healthy Futures

Posted on:04 - 12 - 2018 Posted in:

“Shanika” is an energetic, positive attitude woman. She is active at her daughter’s school, supportive of her husband’s HIV medical regimen, and takes care of several extended family members. She also has advanced HIV/AIDS putting her at risk for opportunistic infections. The last time she was consistent with her medications was while pregnant with her […]

Healthcare is on the ballot – Vote

Posted on:31 - 10 - 2018 Posted in:

Have you voted yet? Vote. Period. Don’t miss this one, and don’t make excuses this time for not doing your civic duty. Don’t miss this election. Early voting ends tomorrow – find out where you can vote in Dallas County here. November 6th is Election Day. Remember many people living here in our community do […]

4 Things to Know About the New HPV Vaccine

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Doctors since the 1950s have made a correlation between cancer of the cervix and a viral infection. However, it wasn’t until the early 1980s that Harold zur Hausen, M.D., a virologist at Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, discovered Human Papilloma Virus 11 or HPV-11 that was present in cervical cancer samples he was studying. (Smith, […]

Thanks to You – LifeWalk Raised…

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Thank You! Sunday afternoon, participants, sponsors, and donors came together over a late brunch. There were cheers, awards, letters of gratitude, and tears. As attendees and participants in LifeWalk you pour your heart and soul into your fundraising and advocacy and your commitment is a shining light in this community. View the reveal video here. […]

3 Ways Treatment is Prevention

Posted on:01 - 10 - 2018 Posted in:

HIV/STI prevention isn’t just about using condoms. It’s also about testing, learning your HIV/STI status, and getting treatment. Many new infections can be prevented by just getting tested and treated. Here are 3 ways treatment is prevention: People living with HIV do not have to be afraid to have sex or be in long-term intimate […]

Health As You Age

Posted on:30 - 08 - 2018 Posted in:

As we age, our health needs change. This is even more the case for folks living with chronic infections such as HIV.  Aging with HIV Aging with HIV brings a different set of health conditions to be aware of. If you are over 55+ and living with HIV, have a conversation with you provider (if […]

Cultivating Joy with Gratitude

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Brene Brown (researcher) found that joy and gratitude were described as spiritual practices that were bound to a belief in human interconnectedness and a power greater than us. People interviewed described living a joyful life is attributed to their gratitude practice. To cultivate the spiritual practices that lead to joyfulness, especially gratitude. We have to […]

Miss LifeWalk 2018

Posted on:24 - 07 - 2018 Posted in:

Your support blew me away on Sunday. Thank you for coming and saying “this cause is still important, this community matter.” The ticket you purchased was more than a swipe of your credit card – it is a turning point in a man named Erik’s life – a man who was homeless and struggling with […]

Why Walk to End AIDS?

Posted on:06 - 07 - 2018 Posted in:

When I tell people for the first time that I work for healthcare non-profit providing care for North Texans with HIV and AIDS, the reaction from each person is the same “does that still exist? Do people still die?” HIV and AIDS still exist. But AIDS doesn’t have to. In early 2016, the Undetectable = […]

Red Ribbon Society Recognition

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward Red Ribbon Society Members were feeling the gratitude Wednesday, July 27th at the annual Red Ribbon Society Appreciation event, held at Mercado 369 in Bishop Arts. Each year, Red Ribbon Society members are recognized for helping power […]