AHF Opens Cleveland Wellness Center

Clinic at AHF’s Cleveland Healthcare Center will provide free
screenings for STDs, HIV on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
 opened its newest Wellness Center in
Cleveland last week, offering free, confidential screenings for HIV and
other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from its location in the AHF
Healthcare Center at the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland at 2829
Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115
. The Wellness Center will be open
for walk-ins on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

   

WHAT:

AHF opens Cleveland Wellness Center to offer free screenings for
STDs and HIV.
 

WHERE:

AHF Cleveland Wellness Center

At AHF Healthcare Center at the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

2829 Euclid Ave, Cleveland OH 44115
(216) 357-3131
 

WHEN:

Wednesdays, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

AHF Wellness Centers are designed to make testing and treatment for STDs
accessible, convenient, and affordable, as well as to encourage regular
sexual health screenings for all sexually active people. Services
offered include free HIV testing as well as free screening and treatment
for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The Wellness Center is a program
of the Cleveland AHF Healthcare Center. AHF’s full-service clinic, led
by Dr. Jose Poblete, provides comprehensive medical care and
treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information on AHF
Cleveland Healthcare Center, please call (216) 357-3131.

“This new Wellness location is a much needed resource for the local
community and is expected to grow rapidly,” said LaRaun Clayton,
Interim Executive Director of the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland.
“In our first shift, on Wednesday of last week, we saw nine patients for
HIV and STI screenings.”

“We are excited to add our Wellness Center services to our Cleveland
Healthcare Center and expand our ability to offer STD and HIV screenings
for sexually active adults in a convenient, confidential environment,”
said Tracy Jones, Midwest Regional Director & National Director
of Advocacy Campaigns for AHF. “With cultural changes and the rise of
mobile dating apps helping to fuel the rise of sexually transmitted
diseases—especially among young adults—we want people to make routine
STD screenings a key component of their plans for healthy living.”

According to 2014 data from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), Cleveland/Cuyahoga County reported 11,363 cases
of chlamydia, 3,802 cases of gonorrhea and 80 cases of
primary and secondary syphilis. 210 new HIV diagnoses were also
reported in 2014.

AHF operates nineteen Wellness Centers in the District of Columbia and
seven states, including Florida, California, Illinois, New York, Ohio,
Texas and Washington. For more information about Wellness Center
services and locations, please visit www.freestdcheck.org.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
629,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director,
Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
+1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Christopher
Johnson,
Associate Director of Communications
+1.323.960.4846
work
+1.310.880.9913 mobile
christopher.johnson@aidshealth.org