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AIDS Foundation Houston Records

Identifier: 2016-032

The AIDS Foundation Houston Records contains resource group proposals, grant proposals, studies, board minutes, board retreat materials, videos and segments on AIDS education and those affected within the community. There are also posters and exhibit materials from AIDS Foundation Houston at the International Conference of AIDS in Vancouver, British Columbia during 1992.

A digital surrogate of the open reel audio tape, "AIDS Audio Tape" is available to view on the Special Collections Reading Room computer.


  • 1982-2011

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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12.5 linear feet

Historical Information

AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) is a nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas that shares HIV prevention education to the community and provides housing, food, and counseling services to HIV-positive individuals.

A group of individuals in Texas first met in 1981 to address a new epidemic called AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). The community members gathered clothing and food to care for those affected. The Kaposi Sarcoma/AIDS Foundation Houston (later incorporated as the AIDS Foundation Houston) was officially established in June 1982, shortly after the discovery of AIDS, to improve the lives of those living with HIV and educate non-affected persons to reduce social stigma. AIDS Foundation Houston provides services to about 7,000 people annually in the Houston area.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated to Special Collections in 2016. Additional materials were donated in 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA