Prism Health North Texas

The Future is Injectable

Posted on:11 - 03 - 2019 Posted in:

If you were offered tomorrow’s medicine today, would you take it? You’re probably thinking “yes” as long as it’s safe today. Clinical Research at Prism Health North Texas brings tomorrow’s care to today. Visiting the department or participating in one of the current clinical studies gives you a sneak peak, a pull-back-the-curtain experience of the […]

2019 Community Address

Posted on:07 - 01 - 2019 Posted in:

For the New Year, I am pleased to share with you some words of encouragement about the incredible place that we are today with HIV prevention and treatment. Much of these ideas are what I spoke about during the wonderful World AIDS Day event at the Cathedral of Hope on December 1st of last year. […]

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 […]

PrEP: Is It Right For Me?

Posted on:01 - 10 - 2018 Posted in:

PrEP is a classification of medication that prevents the spread of the HIV. Right now, Truvada by Gilead is the only medication approved for PrEP. More physicians and clinis are offering to prescribe patients PrEP. This is great for access for those at high risk and raises the question for potential consumers: “Is it right […]

What is Hepatitis C?

Posted on:07 - 05 - 2018 Posted in:

Approximately 17 million people in the U.S. are living with Hepatitis C virus (HCV).  Hepatitis C is transmitted through direct contact with blood from a person with HCV.  The most common mode of transmission is through sharing of needles and syringes by injection drug users.  A less common mode of transmission but still possible is […]

Patient-Centered Medical Homes for the LGBTQ+ Community

Posted on:04 - 04 - 2018 Posted in:

A story based on real world experiences… Jill Stevens listens as the nurse calls out for “Jack Stevens.” Jill shudders involuntarily for a moment, gets up and approaches the perplexed nurse. Jill discreetly informs the nurse that Jack is still her legal name but that she has been living full-time as Jill, a transgender woman, […]

New Single Tablet Regimen Supported by Clinical Research Team

Posted on:09 - 02 - 2018 Posted in:

DALLAS, TX (Feb. 9, 2018) – Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced their approval of Biktarvy®.  Biktarvy® is a combination of Descovy® + Bictegravir – a new single tablet regimen for HIV treatment. Biktarvy® is the first compound that the Prism Health North Texas Clinical Research department worked on from early Phase 1 for […]

InMind: Clinical Research Spotlight

Posted on:05 - 02 - 2018 Posted in:

The InMind study is evaluating treatment interventions for HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND).   HAND is a broad term that describes problems related to thinking, memory, mood and physical coordination/function.   Very often the symptoms of HAND are so mild that they go unnoticed by the patient and the provider.   However, HAND symptoms can progress to moderate or […]

Dr. Deborah Morris-Harris | The Interview

Posted on:10 - 01 - 2018 Posted in:

Dr. Morris-Harris traces her passion for medicine back to 7th grade and her interest in physiology and how systems work. Her passion for systems is the thread that weaves throughout her diverse career. Dr. Morris-Harris attended graduate school twice (once for neurobiology and once for a business administration) and attended medical school. Prior to her […]

The Lavender Unit: First Hand Account of Progress

Posted on:01 - 12 - 2017 Posted in:

In observance of World AIDS Day, it is important to remember that progress made and the progress still to come. September 1995:  I was the admitting Resident on the “Lavender Service”. The service, as usual, was full. Twenty rooms, forty beds, forty HIV infected patients with overflow on to other wards.  Oddly, the thing I […]