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How to Address HIV Stigma

Posted on:04 - 04 - 2018 Posted in:

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 […]

Living w/ HIV & Empowered

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Jackson learned of his HIV status early in 2017. He didn’t delay and got connected to Prism Health North Texas to take advantage of the diverse care options available. Within a few months, he was virally suppressed, having successfully made new habits prioritizing his health care. During his November follow-up with his primary care provider […]

State of the Organization | 2018

Posted on:18 - 01 - 2018 Posted in:

Welcome to 2018! In January we typically fight cold mornings and threats of that “wintry mix” by warming up through a bit of optimism, inspired, and ready to tackle the New Year. Resolutions now made, promises of change in place, and the stage now set for what we hope can be a better year than […]