Author Archives Juan Martinez

  • In January of 1992, Dr. Chris Fabre announced the opening of the Jack Sansing Dental Clinic (JSDC) by making a call to action. At the time, the Dental Clinic, or the HIV Dental Project as it was then known, was being housed at a location donated by the City Health Department and only operated on […]

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  • If you think being tasked with scanning and organizing old newsletters doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, then you would be right. It isn’t. Recently, a box of ASA’s old newsletters turned up at our office, hidden in the back of the Helping Hands Food Bank. The box was weathered, sporting stains and rips […]

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  • President Obama’s administration has updated the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the first time since its introduction in 2010. Additions have been made according to the accomplishments and lessons learned during the Strategy’s first five years. The new additions include a focus on the following activities: Widespread HIV testing and linkage to care Broad support for […]

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  • After five years of offering help to people recently released from incarceration, Project Fresh Start has finally come to a close. Thanks to a grant from the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), AIDS Services of Austin, in collaboration with META Inc, aimed to accomplish three goals with the implementation of Project […]

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  • Since its inception in 1993, ASA’s Red Ribbon Dinner series has raised more than $400,000 for Central Texans affected by HIV and AIDS. Our newest partner restaurant, Fork & Vine, recognizes the importance of ASA’s mission and proudly supports our work. Heather Powell, Fork and Vine’s Special Event and Social Media Manager, explains, “The topic […]

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  • Stop by to know your status for National Testing Day! ASA’s awesome testers will be administering free tests at the Walgreens on 1920 E. Riverside Drive on the following dates: Thursday, June 25, 3-7 PM Friday, June 26, 3-7 PM Saturday, June 27, 10-2 PM Testing is also available at our regular weekly test sites. […]

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