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Due to recent respiratory illnesses, all staff and patients are required to wear masks during appointments and while in clinical areas at Chase Brexton centers, including pharmacy and waiting room areas.

More to the Story

The history of Chase Brexton involves the stories of the LGBT rights movement, the HIV and AIDS crisis, and the battle for access to equitable health care for all.

Founded in 1978 as a volunteer-run sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic for LGBT people, Chase Brexton Health Care was a part of the LGBT rights movement from day one. Learn about our work through the decades, and see into some of what the hundreds of people from all walks of life have contributed to make our communities healthier and stronger for all. Get a brief look at the amazing story of the first 40 years of Chase Brexton through this video.

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LINKS

Both the LGBT health clinic history and the HIV and AIDS timelines and histories are often surprising; many don't realize how far the stories go back, or what changes occured in such short (or long) time periods. Take a look and see if you're surprised, too. Some links of note are:

HIV/AIDS:

AVERT Overview

HIV.gov

HRSA Living History

LGBT History:

The Center Archives

NIH - LGBT Health Center Origins Article