The Howard Brown Health Blog




Chicago Municipal ID Offers Third Gender Option

Chicago’s Municipal ID Card, which will be unveiled in March 2018, will include options for our gender expansive communities, young people, older adults, and undocumented people. The measure was approved by The City Council and the program is being launched by The...

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Same Day Start: You’re in Charge of Your Health

by Lyndon VanderZanden, Ryan White Part D Linkage to Care Services Coordinator Same Day Start is Howard Brown Health’s exciting new model of care for people living with HIV. It gives them the opportunity to start treatment the same day they receive their diagnosis....

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In the Know: Top 5 HIV/AIDS Facts

by Laura Rusie, Director of Epidemiology 1. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a once-daily medication to significantly reduce a person's risk of acquiring HIV. In a large randomized clinical trial called the iPrEx study, PrEP reduced the risk of infection by 92%...

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Meet Our PrEP Team: Lia’s Story

Lia Stokes is a PrEP navigator at Howard Brown Health 63rd Street in Englewood. Throughout the LGBTQ community however, she’s recognized by her stage name, Amailia Black. She’s been an active part of the community for over 25 years.

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Meet Our PrEP Team: Teyanna’s Story

PrEP is Powerful Teyanna Veasy’s life motto has been “Be the change you want to see.” and she has been doing just that in a career that has spanned over 8 years in public health and community advocacy. Teyanna hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she got her start as...

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New Provider Q&A: Nurse Practitioner India Willis-Jackson

India Willis-Jackson (FNP) is the newest healthcare provider at Howard Brown Health 55th St., and she brings with her a breadth of experience and an energetic outlook that will be central to the clinic’s growth in Hyde Park. We sat down with India and got to know her...

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The US Trans Survey: Looking at Illinois

The National Center for Transgender Equality recently released its results from The U.S. Transgender Survey (USTS). With nearly 28,000 transgender respondents from across the nation, The USTS sheds light and provides important data on transgender people and their...

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More than Pink: Addressing Breast Cancer in LBTQI People

If there’s one message that’s been repeated incessantly by breast cancer awareness campaigns, it’s that “early detection is key.” As with most cancers, and disease in general, the rule applies that the sooner you can diagnose and treat it, the more likely you are to...

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12 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Big Orange Ball

There are tons of reasons to get dolled up and go for a spin at the Big Orange Ball (BOB). Here are our top twelve reasons why you absolutely won’t want to miss this year’s Big Orange Ball. Can you feel those big bear beats? That’s the thump-thump-thump of DJ Ted...

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