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The CHEcast is a podcast made in conjunction with the Center for Health Empowerment headquartered in Austin, Texas. The Podcast was created as a new way to conduct outreach during the Trump era Pandemic. The CHE-cast seeks to interact with people, and educate the community outside of the normal in-person engagements. The podcast is designed to spark the interest of all pertaining to everything sexual health related. The “cast” in CHEcast is about the people more than the word 'podcast'. The ...
 
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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 …
 
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,…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 ti…
 
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…
 
In this episode of the CHECast, we talk to Rex Green and Cher Golding from ASP Cares Pharmacy. Tune in to get a deep dive as to how they provide services for underserved communities and learn more about their relationship with CHE. Oh, and did we mention that they went to Oklahoma Pride?? If you think you've been exposed to HIV, call ASP Cares at 1…
 
In this week's episode, Tapakorn and Steve are joined by Marco Hernandez from the CHE Staff in Honduras to discuss Stonewall June 28 1969. Additionally Marco informs us about Pride in Honduras as well a some background on what CHE Relief was formed to address, the aftermath of the Hurricanes in Honduras. --Additional Notes, Links, corrections and C…
 
Juneteenth is June 19. "Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States." -Juneteenth.com June is Men's Health Month June is LGBTQ Pride Month Eric Taylor (Doc) and Steve discuss all the about and more in this episode. Please enjoy and celebrate June. --Additional Notes, Links, CORRECTIONS …
 
In this episode Marcus and Steve have a candid conversation with Austin's own Rocky Lane. Rocky Lane is an Activist/Artist/2020 Census Advisor & Awesome Activity Administrator. Please enjoy this episode; also virtually join and support Rocky this Sunday for another Awesome Austin Black Pride event: Register for this virtual event at- https://www.au…
 
Tapakorn and Steve learn about health 'Man'-tenance from the newest member of the CHEcast The CEO Eric Taylor of Pryority Male. We packed a whole lot of information in the episode. Enjoy and share. -Additional Notes, Links, and Context for this Episode-- Center for Health Empowerment Clinic TeleCHE CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy QCarePlus Pryority Male …
 
Tapakorn and Marcus inform Steve on the New Generic HIV Prevention Medication; while Steve sparks a conversation about crypto currency SHIBA INU Coin (SHIB). Go SHIBArmy. --Additional Notes, Links, Corrections, and Context for this Episode-- Center for Health Empowerment Clinic TeleCHE CHE Relief Avita Pharmacy QCarePlus News Article Shiba Inu Coin…
 
In this episode Tapakorn and Steve welcome Marcus Sanchez to the Center for Health Empowerment (CHE) team. --Additional Notes, Corrections, and Context for this Episode-- 'Ex-Gay' Milo Yiannopoulos Wants to 'Make America Hate Again' NFT some examples of NFT's: https://opensea.io/ CHE Relief Center for Health Empowerment TeleCHE Avita Pharmacy Qcare…
 
In this episode our special guest is Activist / Comedian Steve Hill aka 'SATAN'. Mr. Hill begins the episode with his origin story; after a few technical glitches, we delve into the recent video released by Lil Nas X entitled 'Montero (Call me by your name)'. This episode contains EXPLICIT language for flavoring and adult content for ⚡ enlightening…
 
On this episode of the CHECast our special guest is Evany Turk, National Field Organizer for the Positive Women’s Network-USA. Evany is discussing Texas Strike Force’s involvement with the current Texas legislation which is currently in session. Topics include issues around HIV medication, and bills such as Senate Bill-7 and House Bill-6 which are …
 
This is a special edition: National Women's & Girls Awareness Day Special where we discuss Honoring Black Women. Our Special Guest is Evany Turk, National Field Organizer for the Positive Women's Network - USA. Join PWN-USA in Celebrating and Honoring Black Women's Leadership in the HIV Movement, March 12 2021, and every day! #TrustBlackWomen #PayB…
 
Evany Turk, National Field Organizer from Dallas Texas for the Positive Women's Network was our guest to discuss Texas Legislation during the 2021 session at the State Capitol, until we lost her signal. Here in Texas we are still working to reach 100% recovery in many ways after the Snowmageddon of February 2021. Without Evany, the conversation soo…
 
Currently Texas is under a winter Freeze. Please be safe and stay warm. This episode is in honor of Black Women and HIV Awareness. In this episode Jonathan and Derick lead the conversation in discussing statistics about Black Women and the HIV Epidemic in the USA. Center for Health Empowerment (CHE) TeleCHE CHE Relief QCare+ Avita Pharmacy…
 
On today’s CHECast Steve, Taara, and Tapakorn discuss Serodiscordant (or magnetic) relationships! In these relationships where there are a mixture of HIV positive and negative statuses, you have many options to reduce the transmission of HIV! Happy Valentine's Day! Center for Health Empowerment (CHE) TeleCHE CHE Relief QCare+ Avita Pharmacy Storybl…
 
February 7th is celebrated annually as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We want to celebrate this awareness day and its theme of "we're in this together!" Join Mario Harper from Avita Pharmacy, Steve, and Taara as they discuss what this day means and different ways to address stigma within ourselves and our communities. National Black HIV/AID…
 
This episode is about at-home testing solutions and features Quinton Raspberry with QCare+ and Deanna Thedford talking about TeleCHE (and, of course, your two hosts Steve and Taara)! We discuss how both of those platforms work for you, as well as how they work together to create an easy, accessible, inclusive, and comfortable sexual health experien…
 
On this episode of the CHECast, join Tapakorn and friends as they discuss trans youth, sex, and dating! Discuss the ins and outs of navigating dating apps as a trans person. Next, they dive into the tribulations of some "inclusive" dating apps such as Scruff and Grindr. Being reported, heavy regulation of trans folx' photos, and harassment are a re…
 
Today is inauguration day! Join Tapakorn and Steve as they discuss all the goings-on in DC! From impeachment to inauguration to election, it has been an action-packed couple of months. Next, Steve discusses the parallels between the 1920s and the 2020s, and Tapakorn discusses their Great Gatsby hopes for the world. We delve into some future technol…
 
Ring in the second season of the CHECast with our original 3 (Steve, Taara, and Tapakorn) as well as some newer faces- Mr. Scott Lyles, founder and president of CHE, and some members of the CHE Dallas team- Derick Felton, clinical supervisor, and Jonathan Ford, outreach coordinator! Meet our old and new CHEcast members, as we discuss working in sex…
 
Show Notes: This is the last episode of the CHECast's first season! In this season wrap-up, Steve, Taara, and Tapakorn discuss their favorite moments from podcasts past, and Tapakorn laments the chilly 70-degree Californian weather. Finally, we talk about our connections to the planetary alignment that occurred on the winter solstice and Tapakorn's…
 
Show Notes: This episode of the CHECast, Taara, Steve, and Tapakorn have a casual conversation about pandemic safety, holiday stress, how we practice self-care, as well as how we celebrate our holidays! Tune in and learn a little bit about Kwanzaa along the way. Note: the views and opinions in this episode DO NOT in ANY WAY represent the views of o…
 
Show Notes: On this episode of the CHECast, we once again join Kyndra Irwin! She sheds some light on CHE's initiative to aid Honduras- CHE Relief. Learn about how CHE Relief works, how it came about, and why you should care! Most importantly, learn how you can have a direct and positive impact on communities and individuals in Honduras through CHE …
 
Show Notes: In this episode, Steve, Tapakorn, and Taara talk sex positivity! You have probably heard the phrase before, but what exactly does it mean? We discuss mainstream definitions, as well as critiques of common notions of sex positivity and sex negativity. Join us as we create our own definitions and reminisce on our personal sex positive jou…
 
Today we meet Miguel, a part of CHE's marketing team in Honduras! To introduce himself, we discuss how he entered the sexual healthcare field and the importance of dismantling taboos that surround sex and sexuality in Honduras. Next, we get a first-hand account of the impact of the hurricanes in Honduras and the dire situation of the Honduran peopl…
 
Flooding in Honduras: Please donate to help purchases beds, mattresses, refrigerators and stoves for those who have lost everything. This episode of the CHECast, meet Mario! An Avita account executive, outreach ally, and HIV-prevention champion! With Mario, we learn more about Avita and the importance and responsibility of outreach when it comes to…
 
On this episode of the CHECast we have Eric, Tapakorn, Taara, and Steve! This week we will be interviewing Eric Roberts, and learning about his clinical work with CHE! Learn what a phlebotomist is, and get some tips and tricks to make your blood draw as easy as possible. Next, we switch gears and dive into the topic of dating apps! Get the inside s…
 
On this week's episode of the CHECast we speak to Kyndra and Tapakorn! Join us as we explore social determinates of stigma in HIV prevention. What is a social determinant? What is stigma and how can we combat it? Kyndra breaks down these overwhelming terms. Next, we talk people-first language and the ways the words we use impact others. Tune in and…
 
On this episode of the CHECast, we have the original three: Taara, Steve, and Tapakorn! We hear about the beautiful California weather and Steve gives his Pink advice for the day. Tapakorn gives us some tips, tricks, and best practices on when exactly to bring up sexual conversations. We continue to talk about the where, when, and what of all kinds…
 
Welcome back. This time we have CHE's Program Manager and CHE's Board Chairman joining the che-cast for a discussion on the Center for Health Empowerment. Listen to learn all about Dr. Agee's path to CHE, what 340B means, and the most rewarding thing about her job. Get some great advice on how to keep yourself in good sexual health, and how to have…
 
It is episode 4 of the CHECast and we are getting spooky in the spirit of October! This episode features Steve, Taara, Tapakorn, and Chip. Join us as we talk about Halloween costumes of years past! Next up we discuss Avita pharmacy and dispel some notions surrounding PrEP and PEP with Chip. Then, after taking a short break to discuss our favorite H…
 
The CHECast- where talking about STIs and status is sexy! The all-star cast this episode is Kyndra, Tapakorn, Taara and Steve. Kyndra fills us in on CHE, collaboration with Urgent care clinics, HIV statistics, and the importance of building community and partnerships. Next, we take an in-depth look with Tapakorn on when, where, and how to get HIV t…
 
This is the second episode of the CHECast. Today, Taara, Steve, Tarik, and Juan talk all about CHE! First, we get the who, what, when, where, and why of the Center for Health Empowerment. Next, we discuss the importance of providing services and addressing the stigma surrounding HIV in marginalized communities and the 90/90/90 goal. How does CHE ke…
 
Welcome to the very first episode of the CHECast! In this episode, Steve, Taara, and Tapakorn introduce themselves and the CHECast. Tapakorn loves talking about sex and ALL the safety that surrounds it and takes a little time to tell us what they do with CHE over in California. What is a patient navigator? We aren't talking about GPS here. Next, we…
 
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