Comprehensive Area Resources, Entitlements & Services
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Howard University Hospital Comprehensive Area Resources Entitlements and Services (HUH CARES) is a comprehensive, family-centered HIV service program. We have been providing services to DC residents since 1995.
Located on Howard University Hospital’s campus, we are a ONE-STOP-SHOP for all medical and HIV-related services. We provide:
Link to Mission and Services Page
WHY WE DO IT
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) weakens the immune system, the body’s natural defense against illness. Treatment can help people with HIV stay healthier. But, there is currently no cure for HIV infection and no vaccine (shot) to help prevent it.
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is the last stage of HIV infection. The immune system becomes very weak and it can’t protect against illness very well. Most people who develop AIDS eventually die from related conditions.
While there have been improvements in medications and testing, and even decreased infection rates in some communities, the African-American community continues to be devastated by HIV. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported the following alarming statistics:
- AIDS is the #1 cause of death for Black adults aged 25 to 44 - before heart disease, cancer, and homicide
- 61% of new AIDS cases are among black teen girls ages 13-19
- Black senior citizens represent more than 50 percent of HIV cases among persons over 55
- Black children represent 62% of all reported pediatric AIDS cases
- Washington DC has the highest rate of HIV infection in the country!
Link to Facts and Statistics Page
HOW YOU CAN HELP
HIV/AIDS continues to spread out of control in our community, but each one of us has the power to stop the transmission of HIV.
HUH CARES is doing its part to care for those who are infected and affected by HIV, and to stop the transmission of the disease… Now it’s your turn! Please read through our website to learn about HIV/AIDS, its treatment, and how to protect yourself and others.
Link to Do Your Part Page
WHEN AND WHERE THE COMMUNITY IS INVOLVED
Norton Holds Community Discussion for Men
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
John A. Wilson Building, Suite 412
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
As part of her series of community meetings on the District's HIV/AIDS crisis, nonvoting Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) will host a forum tomorrow for a critical group. The meeting, billed as "a frank discussion for men -- about men -- between men -- on sex, STDs, responsibility and community," will be moderated by radio talk-show host Russ Parr. For more info, call (202) 783-5065.
STOP! Think About It! Then REACT! Community Health Day
Saturday, May 12th, 12 - 6 pm
Unity's East of the River Health Center
123 - 45th Street NE
In response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the District, Unity Health Care, Inc. continues its collaboration with the Ward 7 Collaborative by hosting a Community Health Day. Rapid HIV/AIDS testing and education, substance abuse referrals, and education will be provided; Ward 7 residents will have access to available community resources. For more info, contact Brandon Armani at (202) 256-0739 or Renee Sally at (202) 612-3126.
Community Health Education Fair
Saturday, May 19th, 11 am - 4 pm
Joseph H. Cole Fitness Center
1200 Morse Street NE
Trinidad Concerned Citizens for Reform and the Family Health and Birth Center invite you to participate in the first annual Community Health Education Fair. Engage with community members about disease prevention, healthy lifestyles, and avoiding common health problems. Screenings provided; meet community health workers and peer counselors; learn about health resources in your area; help promote healthy communities in Northeast. Food, music, and entertainment will be provided. For more info, contact Holly at (202) 398-5520.
34th International Conference on Global Health: Partnerships Working Together for Global Health
Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, June 1st
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
The Global Health Council’s 34th Annual International Conference is dedicated to exploring partnerships: how they are built, what they have and can deliver, and how those living in poverty and disease can best benefit. All of these joint efforts are means to our common end: to tackle complex health problems and find solutions to these problems at all levels, and in so doing, improve the health of the world. For more information, contact: Global Health Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Conference Website: http://www.globalhealth.org/conference/