Prism Health North Texas

In the News | Hurricane Harvey Impact

Posted on:01 - 09 - 2017 Posted in:

People living with HIV and AIDS can be uniquely affected by natural disasters like hurricanes and severe flooding. Exposure to floodwater, spoiled food, and/or contaminated drinking water can lead to significant illness, especially in people with a weakened immune system caused by HIV. Additionally, interruption of key resources and businesses like pharmacies, and being away […]

Difficult Conversations | How to Disclose Your Status

Posted on:31 - 08 - 2017 Posted in:

While you can live a long, healthy, love filled life with HIV, many have mixed feelings (from nerves to fear to embarrassment, etc.) about their status. One of the biggest challenges can be trying to figure out how to broach the topic with a new potential sexual partner. Often, it does not feel as simple […]

One gift card can change a life

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“My hand was shaking as I handed the gift card across the counter to the cashier. She took it, but not without giving me a long look-over. She ran my gift card for the meal and I walked to the drink station. I got water from the fountain and tried not to guzzle it down.  […]

Expert Desk | Impacting the future of PHNTX clients

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Did you know Prism Health North Texas has a robust clinical research program 22 HIV-related clinical trials with a total of almost 200 participants? We didn’t either until we sat down with Prism Health North Texas’ Research Coordinator, Lauren Rogers. Our minds were blown. What is a clinical research trial? A clinical research trial is […]

Out & About | Back to School Success

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  September is here, and school has started for Prism Health North Texas families. Happily, they were able to once again start with all of the supplies they needed. August marked Prism Health North Texas’ annual back to school drive. Neacy Turner and the PHNTX Women, Youth, & Families Team, organized the drive. Turner began […]

Prevention Tip | Testing Often

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The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone should be tested for HIV at least once.  Furthermore, if you are at risk for getting HIV or sexually transmitted infections (STIs), or if you are a man who has sex with men, you should get tested more often – every 3 to 6 months. Getting tested […]

Advancing your health | a mission and a partnership

Posted on:01 - 08 - 2017 Posted in:

Are you an employee of a company or volunteer at an organization? Do you know your mission statement? Mission statements are largely an internal statement that is meant to direct the work and efforts of an organization. Outsiders looking in use mission statements to gain insight into an organization’s goals and values. Meaningful partnership is […]

Out & About: DC to Dallas

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Record Attendance as UT Southwestern hosts the Greater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit. That’s the headline that marked UT Southwestern’s internal newsletter article featuring Prism Health North Texas’ CEO, Dr. John Carlo. Dr. Carlo visited his alma mater, UT Southwestern Medical School, on June 12th as the keynote speaker at the Greater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit. […]

Establishing Healthy Boundaries

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“You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.”- Unknown Have you ever had a difficult time saying “No”; whether it was to a family member, friend, or romantic partner? Saying no or denying someone something can be very difficult especially if when you love and care about that individual. […]

PHNTX announces new Chief Medical Officer

Posted on:11 - 07 - 2017 Posted in:

Prism Health North Texas is pleased to announce the hiring of Deborah Gail Morris-Harris, PhD, MD, AAHIVS as the new Chief Medical Officer (CMO).  The CMO position is a brand new position for Prism Health North Texas which has grown to now four full-time physicians and two nurse practitioners. “Joining the talented staff of Prism […]

Unpack the New Generic Formulation of Truvada

Posted on:30 - 06 - 2017 Posted in:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic version of the Gilead Sciences drug Truvada (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine).  Since many people in the community take Truvada, Dr. Gary Sinclair sat down to unpack how this might affect them.                                    Q: Dr. Sinclair, please explain exactly what “generic approval” is. A: Generic approval […]

LifeWalk: My Invitation to You

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Have you ever walked before? Have you ever been on the grass of Lee Park dancing on a Sunday afternoon? Many know LifeWalk as a way to get involved in their community or have fun on a Sunday. But to the clients that benefit from your participation, especially your donation, it is life changing. To […]

Health Tip: How to Use Sunscreen

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Happy Fourth of July!   July Fourth is a great time for family and fun in the sun. I absolutely love to be in the sun, on the beach, on a lake or in a pool. However, it is important when out in the sun to protect yourself. When I was a teenager, I used […]

Out and About: South Texas Activities

Posted on:29 - 06 - 2017 Posted in:

  May was a busy month for members of the Prism Health North Texas Viviendo Valiente team. The month was kicked off by a session facilitation at the Legacy Grace Women’s Conference on May 6th. Erika Martinez and Maria Flores (a program advisory board member) headed the facilitation. Participants joined in a fun game of […]

Prism Health North Texas is excited to share

Posted on:27 - 06 - 2017 Posted in:

Prism Health North Texas is excited to share that our CEO, Dr. John Carlo, was elected on June 16th for the American Medical Association (AMA) national council. The AMA Council on Science and Public Health (CSAPH) works to represent the AMA’s core belief that scientific evidence is the basis for improving the quality of patient […]

PrEP: The Full Story

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Questions have flooded medical practices across the country. Emails, calls, questions asked of our physicians in exam rooms: “PrEP?” Prism Health North Texas CEO, Dr. John Carlo, sat down to answer your questions, in-depth with no holdback. You deserve complete answers when it comes to your health. Q. What is PrEP? Carlo: PrEP stands for pre-exposure […]

Terry Bax recognized as a 2017 Community Champion

Posted on:23 - 06 - 2017 Posted in:

On June 22nd, Prism Health North Texas volunteer, Terry Bax, was honored as a 2017 Community Champion. Molina Healthcare, the host of the Community Champion Award, presented Terry Bax with an award and a $1,000 check to the agency of his choice. Terry Bax designated his $1,000 to Prism Health North Texas’ LifeWalk event. Mr. […]

Out and About: Find Us at QueerBomb

Posted on:31 - 05 - 2017 Posted in:

Do you have plans on Saturday, June 24th? Are you or is someone you know going to QueerBomb?  Prism Health North Texas will be at QueerBomb to answer your sexual health questions – come see us there! QueerBomb is on  Saturday, June 24th at RBC in Deep Ellum. The Prism Health North Texas team will be present […]

Healthcare is a fundamental right for all

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Let’s together reflect on something that’s very important. First, however, allow me to recognize how powerful our name transformation has been towards illuminating our organization’s core values and purpose. We have received an incredible amount of support and acknowledgments from so many people in our community. I am particularly happy to hear the positive feedback […]

Why should I register for LifeWalk?

Posted on:30 - 05 - 2017 Posted in:

You hear it every year – “Register for LifeWalk!…” Every year you’re asked to register, raise awareness & money, and walk…but why?   So, get ready for it… The Top 10 Reasons to Register for LifeWalk: