Texas Health Action Names Chief Advancement Officer

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Health Action, a community-informed nonprofit with an expertise in serving LGBTQIA+ people and people impacted by HIV, recently named Juan Benitez as its chief advancement officer. In this role, Benitez will oversee communications and marketing, as well as development and fundraising for the organization and its programs across the state. This newly created role […]

Access to PrEP is Access to Freedom… 

For several decades, a lack of comprehensive sexual education has harmed the health and safety of people across all sexual identities. At the dawn of discovering our sexualities, we are taught to suppress and stigmatize them, rather than becoming educated about our bodies, healthy relationships, and how to maintain positive health outcomes. From the void […]

A Senseless Act of Hate and Violence Towards Our Community

The mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs was a senseless act of hate and violence toward our LGBTQIA+ community converging with the epidemic of gun violence in our country. Beautiful lives were tragically cut short, and our hearts are with the friends and families of those gone too soon. To our patients, employees, […]

Texas Health Action to ‘Rock the Ribbon’ to offer free HIV testing on World Aids Day

Kind Clinic to offer free walk-in testing in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Health Action—a community-informed nonprofit that provides access to quality health services in a safe and supportive environment—will provide free HIV testing beginning on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2022, at Kind Clinic locations in Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. Texas […]

New Chief Medical Officer Named for THA’s Kind Clinic

Sandra Guerra

  Texas Health Action recently named Dr. Sandra Guerra as its chief medical officer (CMO). In this role, Guerra is responsible for clinical leadership, quality processes and medical education efforts that advance THA’s mission of providing access to culturally affirming, quality health services in a safe and supportive environment. She assumed her new role on […]

Kind Clinic to offer dedicated space for walk-in HIV/STI testing

WalkIn Testing Koenig

Free testing without an appointment at Koenig Lane Kind Clinic recently expanded their 101 W. Koenig Ln. location with a dedicated space for walk-in HIV/STI testing. The new space solely offers walk-in HIV/STI testing with its own entrance next door to the main entrance for Kind Clinic Austin — Koenig. Walk-in testing patients who are […]

Reproductive Health Services in Central Texas

The ongoing attacks on healthcare access in our state is reprehensible, including the cowardly dismantling of Roe v. Wade and attempts to criminalize gender-affirming care. These attacks go against our core belief of respecting people’s right to their own bodily autonomy. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments challenging S.B. 8, which bans almost all […]

Kind Collective: An Interview with Karen Finley Breeding, MA, LPC-S

In collaboration with Kind Clinic, Karen Finley Breeding, MA, LPC-S facilitates the longest-running HIV support group in Austin. The group is diverse in gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and date of diagnosis. The diversity of the group creates a uniquely rich group of people who are all living with HIV, and come together once a week […]

What’s Your Fantasy? Villains

Our favorite annual event is almost here! What’s Your Fantasy?, our signature costume party, is coming up on Saturday, October 26th, and this year, we’re indulging our dark side with the theme of Villains. We love a good villain. Crass and campy, witty and wild. There are those we love (Ursula, The Joker) and those […]

Melanie Pokluda McLeroy Named THA Board Chair

Originally from Keller, TX, Melanie has lived in Austin since 1987 and has been a THA Board Member since 2015. She is passionate about finding high leverage solutions to social issues and holds degrees in History/Classical Civilization from UT and a Master of Environmental Ethics from UNT. In addition to her duties as a Board […]