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Cultivating Authenticity

Posted on:04 - 12 - 2018 Posted in:

Brene Brown (researcher) stated in her book, The Gifts of Imperfections, that authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. Authenticity is the daily practice of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Forget Your Immunizations

Posted on:06 - 08 - 2018 Posted in:

Did you know that even as adults, it is important to stick to an immunization schedule? Getting your vaccines will help to safeguard your chances of living a long healthy life. Vaccines can help to decrease your risk of disease as well as helping to decrease the spread of disease in your community. When people […]

62 Days to LifeWalk

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Have you ever walked the 5k through Turtle Creek? Have you ever danced on the grass of Oak Lawn Park with your community because you feel hope for the future? That’s LifeWalk. LifeWalk, the Dallas AIDS Walk, is the time and space where community members gather annually to celebrate progress and raise money for tomorrow. […]

3 Condom Myths Dispelled

Posted on:06 - 07 - 2018 Posted in:

If you have ever heard people talk about condoms, then you know many reasons why people do not use them. When used properly, condoms significantly reduce the risk of acquiring HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), however many people either do not use them or use them inconsistently. Here are three common myths about condom […]

Achieving Better Health in DFW

Posted on:08 - 05 - 2018 Posted in:

Recently Prism Health North Texas was invited to present at the annual Dallas Fort Worth Case Management Society of America (CMSA) Conference in Arlington TX. The 2018 conference theme was “Case Management: Constructing Better Outcomes” and PHNTX staff presented on “HIV Infection – Achieving Better Outcomes in the Community. The focus of the conference was […]

Our Bodies Were Meant to Move

Posted on:07 - 05 - 2018 Posted in:

Our bodies were meant to move — they actually crave exercise. Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases.  When you exercise, your body uses energy to keep going. Aerobic exercise involves continuous and rhythmic physical motion, such […]

What is Hepatitis C?

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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 […]

To Resolve or Not to Resolve

Posted on:10 - 01 - 2018 Posted in:

You are most likely back to work, the holiday décor is back in the attic, and the goodies are all eaten. Last thing on the list, your New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent ComRes poll, of the 10 most common New Year’s resolutions, 6 are health related:  Exercise more, lose weight, eat more healthily, take […]