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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, […]

How to Address HIV Stigma

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Although we have made great strides in medical care, prevention, and legal protections, an HIV diagnosis may still promote fear and shame for many people. This is in large part due to the prevalence of HIV stigma in the community. HIV stigma is pervasive, insidious, and self-perpetuating. Stigma manifests itself in the way we view […]

#MeToo | Stories Shared. Community Built.

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#MeToo – the phrase has taken up important space and meaning in today’s culture. #MeToo demands that a woman’s voice and presence be acknowledged, respected, and included. #MeToo, nationally, has covered sexual assault and misconduct. Locally, within the HIV & AIDS communities, #MeToo has the potential for another profound meaning. Women with HIV or AIDS […]

25 Years | A Life of Service

Posted on:21 - 03 - 2018 Posted in:

On February 22nd, Daron Kirven celebrated 25 years at Prism Health North Texas. Such longevity can be rare in this fast-paced world. Daron is a humble leader. He exemplifies calm, cool, and collected. Daron’s impact on North Texas and this organization is almost legend here. So much so, that many don’t know Daron’s origin story.  Nearly […]

Condom Carnival Outreach

Posted on:02 - 03 - 2018 Posted in:

The 5th Annual “Sexy Week” at University of North Texas culminated with the Condom Carnival!  Games and activities tested student knowledge on various topics related to sexual health and wellness.  Prism Health North Texas was there spinning the wheel and engaging students on the topic of HIV.    Over 160 students attended the event on […]

Identifying Triggers

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Most individuals at some point in their lives have experienced symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, anger, etc; and many times those symptoms are initiated by triggers. Triggers are those things, places, events, people, and/or emotions that ignite certain feelings which in turn cause us to experience particular symptoms. Some individuals will report that they are […]

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 […]

How’s Your Heart?

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February is heart month. February is the month set aside to care for and reconnect with our heart – from celebrating the love in our lives during Valentine’s Day to taking stock all month on how we treat one of the most valuable organs in our body. You have probably heard that regular cardio exercise […]