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CHEcast is a program of the Center for Health Empowerment, a nonprofit sexual health clinic that provides HIV prevention services, including PrEP and PEP, HIV testing and care and STI testing and treatment to our community at little to no cost. We specialize in providing care to people of color and other marginalized communities. We have clinics in both Austin and Dallas and offer convenient telehealth services across Texas. Visit us online at checlinic.org to book an appointment today.

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CHEcast is a program of the Center for Health Empowerment, a nonprofit sexual health clinic that provides HIV prevention services, including PrEP and PEP, HIV testing and care and STI testing and treatment to our community at little to no cost. We specialize in providing care to people of color and other marginalized communities. We have clinics in both Austin and Dallas and offer convenient telehealth services across Texas. Visit us online at checlinic.org to book an appointment today.

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@CHE_cast

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English

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Episodes

World AIDS Day- with Team Avita (Andy & Champion) December 1, 2022

12/1/2022
World AIDS Day is an annual day of celebration, honored every December 1st. The CHEcast in cooperation with AVITA Pharmacy would like to thank all those working together in the fight to combat AIDS, especially stigma. Please join us on this World AIDS Day in Remembrance, and to honor and celebrate people as well as events, related to the struggle against the AIDs epidemic; with our special guest Team Avita's: Andy and Champion. Please Like and share this episode. Team Avita: Andy Doan Champion Cooper WORLD AIDS DAY PEPFAR-World AIDS Day Avita Pharmacy You’re more than just a prescription. We’re more than just a pharmacy. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:57:44

HIV/AIDS Awareness day Discussion; Special Guest Cristian Eduardo

11/1/2022
In this episode, please join Steve and Eddie for a conversation with Cristian Eduardo, who is an advocate, speaker and educator for anti-trafficking initiatives, as well as immigrant and LGBTQ+ rights. Cristian is a survivor of international and domestic human trafficking, a Mexican immigrant, HIV+, a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and someone who speaks openly about the mental health challenges he has faced that frequently result from trauma. Cristian Eduardo's: Instagram Linkedin Center for Health Empowerment PrEP PEP Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Avita Pharmacy You’re more than just a prescription. We’re more than just a pharmacy. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:39:02

Special Guest: Qcare_Plus President Quinton Raspberry. October 15 Latinx HIV/AID Awareness Day

10/15/2022
Today is October 15, 2022, Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness day. Our special Guest is Founder and President Quinton Raspberry of Q-Care_Plus. Please enjoy the conversation, like and share Founder & President Quinton Raspberry Open Enrollment Nov 1- Jan 15 Center for Health Empowerment Q-Care_Plus PrEP Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness day Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREE Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:27:48

Avita Pharmacy (Austin,TX) Special Guest Team AVITA's: Lauren & Shayla

10/10/2022
This episode is sponsored by AVITA Pharmacy. Steve and Eddie talk with Avita Team members Shayla and Lauren from the South Austin Avita Pharmacy on everything from working in a Pharmacy to PrEP to the Texas Anti PrEP ruling case by Justice O’Connor and more. Please join the conversation and let us know what you think. Avita Pharmacy Avita Pharmacy Facebook Center for Health Empowerment PrEP PEP Team Avita members: Lauren Shayla

Duration:00:39:17

Special Guest: Nurse Practitioner Eric Taylor CEO Pryority Male LLC

9/22/2022
This week the CHEcast welcomes back Nurse Practitioner ERIC TAYLOR, CEO of Pryority Male LLC to discuss PrEP, Men's Health and his vacation. Please join us, like and share. Center for Health Empowerment PrEP Nurse Practitioner Eric Taylor's Social Media

Duration:00:54:04

Season 4 Begins: Special Guest Michael Williams- Back from Africa

9/1/2022
Welcome back for Season 4. Introducing a new co-host Eddie. In this episode Michael Williams will discuss his trip to Zambia, Steve will talk about his trip to Ukraine and we learn a bit about the Monkey Pox vaccine.

Duration:00:41:11

Season 4 BEGINS: Thursday Sept 1, 2022- JOIN US THEN

8/20/2022
Please join us Thursday September 1, 2022 for our season 4 opener of the CHECast with Steve and special guest Michael Williams to discuss their Trips to Ukraine and Africa. Also Introducing Eddie to our CHE Cast. Please like and Subcribe. Stay Awesome.

Duration:00:00:26

Special Guest Michael Williams- CHEcast

6/1/2022
This episode is with our Austin TX CHE staff member Michael Williams discussing Sexual Health and his upcoming Trip to Africa. Center for Health Empowerment PrEP PEP Zambia

Duration:00:48:58

HIV Awareness Day- May 18th - Anthony Snipes (AHF) and Guest

5/18/2022
May 18th is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day. We are joined by members of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to have a discussion on this Awarness day in 2022. Special Guest: Anthony J. Snipes, MPA, ICMA-CM Regional Director - Texas Houston Binz Healthcare Center Josee Laroche Strategic Response Team , Clinical Pharmacist at AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Natacha Khawly Regioinal Director -Strategic Response Team-Southern-South at AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Clinical Pharmacist

Duration:00:56:05

April 10 National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day #NYHAAD

4/10/2022
National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day #NYHAAD Our Special Guest are three team members of the Dallas Center for Health Empowerment (CHE) . Join us as we discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS on the youth. Jonathan Ford- Outreach Coordinator CHE Dallas j.ford@austinche.org La Paul Fulsom- Pier Navitagor CHE Dallas L Fulsom l.fulsom@austinche.org Tra Currie- Business Associate CHE Dallas tra.currie@austinche.org Center for Health Empowerment- Dallas

Duration:00:35:30

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness day Discussion- 10 March2022 #NWGHAAD

3/10/2022
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) is an annual, nationwide observance, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH). Every year on March 10 — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 17th annual observance of NWGHAAD. Today Special Guest: Hosted by Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey (she/her/hers) Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey is a vibrant and visible trans woman of color with a passion for inclusion and equality for all. Carmarion is the Alabama State Director with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) under the Project One America initiative. Carmarion becomes the first trans person of color to serve in a leadership role with HRC in the organization’s history. Before joining HRC and relocating to Alabama, Carmarion worked in the field of Public Health and Education in Texas, managing both local and national prevention initiatives focusing on HIV/AIDS and other health disparities that impact marginalized communities. Carmarion is the founder and previous Executive Director for Black Transwomen, Inc., which is the first national non-profit organization with a 501 (c)(3) with a programmatic focus to uplift the voices, hearts, and souls of black trans women and in alliance with the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition. Carmarion also brings a wealth of experience in faith spaces, currently serving as the National Co-Facilitator and South Regional Coordinator for TransSaints ministry of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM). Carmarion has served as an associate minister/elder at the Living Faith Covenant Church in Dallas, Texas, for fifteen years before relocating to Alabama. Carmarion was reared in Dallas, Texas, with family roots from Natchez, Mississippi. Carmarion is a wife, has one son, four bonus sons, and three adorable grandchildren. Alabama State Director | Project One America FB: Carmarion D. Anderson-Harvey IG: carmariondanderson Twitter: @cander01 HRC Alabama Project One America HRC Alabama Facebook Human Rights Campaign Specal Guest: Richón Rogers-Ohafia(she/her) Community Advocate and TeleKind Care Navigator IG: Revived.ri LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richon-rogers Tyree "TY" Williams (he/him/king) Director of Outreach Co-Founder- Brothers Obtaining & Navigating Dynamic Solidarity (BONDS) Email: www.bondss.org

Duration:00:55:06

CHEcast Season 3 Episode 2 Andryan B-Mythos Lounge Feb 7th Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

2/7/2022
Welcome to Season 3 Episode 2 of the CHEcast, with our guest Andryan Brown owner of Mythos Lounge to honor Feb 7th Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Mythos is the first and only Black owned LGBTQIA+ nightlife destination in the Austin, Tx. We provide an affordable world-class experience! Mythos Lounge Mythos Lounge IG Mythos Lounge FB Center for Health Empowerment Feb 7th HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Event Better Together a Conversation 615pm-830pm (Arrive at this time if fine, you will speak at 7pm until about 8pm) St. James Episcopal Fellowship Hall 1941 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78721

Duration:00:31:25

CHEcast Season 3 Episode 1: A Conversation w/ Angel Flores from Queer Eye

1/26/2022
Welcome to Season 3 Episode 1 of the CHEcast, with our first guest of the season... Angel Flores!!! Angel is a trans barbell athlete and advocate who received her public debut in Season 6 Episode 2 of Queer Eye. She has quickly risen to fame and has become a fan favorite, instantly winning the hearts of all who learn her story. Angel has become a role model, inspiration, and outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and trans athletes across the globe. Tune in to this episode of the CHEcast to learn more about Angel's journey, her upcoming plans and competitions, her thoughts on recent anti-trans legislation (ranging from national and state legislation to Antonian College Preparatory High School's anti-LGBTQ+ policies), and more! Featuring: Angel Flores, Liberation Barbell Club Hosts: Gabi (@gabiantuna), Eric *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Follow Angel Flores, Liberation Barbell Club, and CHE on Social Media! IG: @arkangeljoy, @liberationbarbellclub, & @checlinic TW: @ArkangelAthlete & @checlinic Want to attend Angel's competition on Saturday January 29th? Location: Liberation Barbell Club in Austin, TX Time: Lifting starts at 10am Fee: $10 that will be donated to charity Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org --Additional Notes, Links, Corrections and Context for this Episode-- Anti-trans legislation Antonian College Preparatory High School's anti-LGBTQ+ policy Sign the Petition against our high school's policies Liberation Barbell Club Angel's Queer Eye Episode (Season 6 Episode 2) HB25 Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief

Duration:01:05:17

CHEcast Season 3 Episode 0: Welcome Our New Co-Host, Eric!

1/19/2022
Introducing... Season 3 of the CHEcast!! We've missed y'all! We are also so excited to announce our new host this season, Eric Garcia, who is the newest member of CHE's outreach team! Tune in to learn more about Eric and his hopes for this season of the CHEcast! Featuring: Eric Garcia Upcoming Episode: A Conversation w/ Angel Flores from Queer Eye Check out Angel’s meet & greet event on January 23rd: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-flight-a-screening-and-qa-with-arkangel-tickets-247877186337 *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org --Additional Notes, Links, Corrections and Context for this Episode-- COVID-19 Pandemic Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing

Duration:00:05:38

CHEcast: Last Episode of Season 2

9/1/2021
We’ve finally reached the end of Season 2! Thank you everyone for listening! Listen to our final episode with Marcus as we discuss what’s next for the CHEcast and the Center for Health Empowerment, as well as what our plans are for Season 3. We also discuss the latest news within the lives of our cast (Spoiler: Gabi accidentally started a movement against the Archdiocese of San Antonio over the past week... Oops!) 👀 Featuring: The CHE cast *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Want to donate to the CHEcast? Become a patron! www.patreon.com/checast Venmo: @gabi-antuna & title your payment "CHEcast" Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org --Additional Notes, Links, Corrections and Context for this Episode-- COVID-19 Pandemic Accidental Movement Gabi on the news!! Petition Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing

Duration:00:42:19

CHEcast 42: Back to School w/ Dr. Little

8/25/2021
What time is it?? It's back to school time!!! In this episode of the CHEcast, we speak to Dr. Patrice Little about all things sexual health, especially within the college demographic! According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 50 percent of the 20 million new STIs diagnosed each year are among young people between the ages of 15–24 years, coining it the name of the “Silent Epidemic”. A large percentage of these cases occur among college students, who often underestimate the risks of having unprotected sex. Have any questions about your risks, safe sex practices, or how to get tested? Tune in to this week's episode! We also touch on Dr. Little's work to address disparities in healthcare and the founding of NP Student Magazine! Featuring: Dr. Patrice Little *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org --Additional Notes, Links, Corrections and Context for this Episode-- COVID-19 Pandemic Dr. Patrice Little NP Student Magazine MIT Hacking Racism Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing

Duration:01:05:41

CHEcast Ep 41: Abortion Access w/ Kat

8/11/2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic began to unravel, we saw an increase in barriers to abortion access due to the widespread shutdown of clinics across the nation. Even at a time when healthcare was limited due to social distancing measures, politicians, such as Governor Greg Abbott, made receiving healthcare even more challenging by deeming abortion as "non-essential" and passing bills, such as SB8, during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. In this episode of the CHEcast, we talk to Kat, a public health champion, abortion rights activist, and member of Buckles Bunnies Fund—an organization established during the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic to fund abortions and keep them accessible. Listen to this week's episode to get a deep dive as to how COVID-19 impacted abortion access, learn about Gov. Greg Abbott's plan for abortion, and find ways that you can support Buckle Bunnies Fund or participate in combatting SB8! Featuring: Kat, Buckle Bunnies Fund *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Follow Buckle Bunnies Fund and the CHEcast on Social Media! IG: @bucklebunniesfundtx & @checastpodcast TW: @BBFundTX Want to donate to Buckle Bunnies Fund? Venmo: @Buckle-Bunnies CashApp: $BuckleBunniesFund Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org --Additional Notes, Links, Corrections and Context for this Episode-- COVID-19 Pandemic Buckle Bunnies Fund SB8 Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing

Duration:00:52:24

CHEcast Ep 40: Parallels b/n the COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS Pandemics w/ Mireya Treviño

8/4/2021
In the last 50 years, we have experienced two big pandemics, the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s-1990s, and the current pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2. While these two viruses may be different in transmission mode and in the symptoms they generate, they do have important similarities: the fear instilled in the population, stigma, and politicization. In this week's episode of the CHECast, epidemiologist, Mireya Treviño, takes a deep dive into each of these pandemics, how they began, how society responded, and the disproportionate impact each crisis had on marginalized communities. Featuring: Mireya Treviño *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org Want to get vaccinated? Click the link below to schedule an appointment: https://www.vaccines.gov/ If you have any questions about the vaccine, feel free to refer to the links below: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/index.html https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html --Additional Notes, Links, corrections and Context for this Episode-- COVID-19 Pandemic HIV/AIDS Crisis Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing DaBaby - Comments Avita Pharmacy You’re more than just a prescription. We’re more than just a pharmacy. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.

Duration:00:20:49

CHEcast Ep 39: Eric Taylor - PrEP for Sexual Wellness

7/28/2021
On this week’s episode of the CHECast, we have a conversation with Nurse Practitioner Eric Taylor on the importance of PrEP for sexual wellness! In this episode, we’ll take a deep dive into the effectiveness of PrEP, address FAQs, and emphasize the importance of combatting stigma and beginning conversations around PrEP/PEP! We will also take the time to debunk a few myths associated with PrEP consumption! *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Featuring: Eric Taylor, Pryority Male Want to get started on PrEP? Click the link below to schedule an appointment with the Center for Health Empowerment: www.checlinic.org --Additional Notes, Links, corrections and Context for this Episode-- Pryority Male LLC Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing

Duration:00:47:10

CHEcast Ep 38: What's happening in the Texas Special Session? w/ Ric Galvan

7/21/2021
While we thought the 87th Texas Legislative Session had reached it's end on May 31st, Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he would be holding a 30-day Special Session with 11 items on the agenda in July. In a call to fight for our democracy, 59 Democrats fled the House floor and headed to Washington, D.C., effectively breaking quorum and preventing Gov. Abbott from passing the bills he intended to prioritize this session. While House Dems have temporarily blocked the progression of this session, the governor is entitled to call as many special sessions as he deems fit. Confused as to how this impacts the Texas Lege?? Let's have Ric Galvan from Texas Rising explain!! *DISCLAIMER: Views are our own and do not reflect those of the Center for Health Empowerment* Featuring: Ric Galvan (click here for twitter), Texas Rising Want to sign up for Texas Rising's Summer Institute? Click the link below: bit.ly/camp-txr --Additional Notes, Links, corrections and Context for this Episode-- Center for Health Empowerment TeleChe CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy Purple Noodle Marketing

Duration:00:18:28