We educate and raise awareness to decrease the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS.
In 2014, an estimated 16,146 individuals were living with HIV in Dallas County with the highest number of new infection rates ranging between 13-24 years of age. According to Dallas County Health and Human Services, that’s an increase of 124% since 2004.
We need to start having conversations about HIV/AIDS. The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Dallas County (653.7/100,000) far exceeds that of Texas State (289.7/100,000). This is why the Chris Howell Foundation aims to raise awareness, educate, and increase testing opportunities where risk is at its highest.