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Rooted in empowerment and self-affirmation, I am Life® is an expression of celebrating “Who I am” and reminding the world, “I am here. I exist. I matter.”

It is a campaign about real people with real stories and enlivened conversations about their life goals, interests and careers with an underlying emphasis on Living Healthy and Living Longer through consistently preventive measures involving PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) and regular treatment as prevention (TasP).

I am Life® is a positive, informative, socially conscious, lively and energetic campaign that unapologetically confronts the HIV issues and concerns affecting the communities it serves.

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Data-to-care (D2C) is an HIV prevention strategy which uses information to help people who have fallen out of HIV medical care get back into care. D2C re-links people living with HIV (PLWH) back into HIV medical care, as well as provide linkage to other support services that address barriers to receiving HIV care.

Molecular HIV Surveillance (MHS) is the routine collection of HIV genetic information by health departments from laboratories. This data helps to identify potential public health emergencies and monitor health conditions.

Houston has the highest number of new HIV/AIDS cases in the state of Texas, with one out of every 200 local residents living with HIV. Additionally, in 2017 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported the Houston metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 10th in rate of new HIV diagnoses.

PrEP, or Pre-exposure prophylaxis, is the use of antiretroviral medication by HIV-negative people to prevent getting HIV.

PEP, or Post-exposure prophylaxis, is the use of antiretroviral medication by

HIV-negative people to prevent getting HIV.

Project PODER is a project that focuses on HIV prevention for the Hispanic/Latino community. The goal is to strengthen partnerships to increase access to bilingual (English/Spanish) HIV related services for the Latino community.

A broad array of services offered to people diagnosed with HIV and/or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their sex and needle sharing partners.