New AHF Healthcare Center to Open in Delray Beach to Address Florida’s Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic
Sep. 01, 2018
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 1, 2018--AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ) is pleased to announce that it is adding another new HIV/AIDS health care center delivering state-of-the-art HIV/AIDS medical care and services to patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, this time, with its first clinic in Delray Beach, FL, where the need for care and services remains great.
The new AHF Healthcare Center/Delray Beach will open with a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting starting at 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, September 4 th. Located at 200 Congress Park Dr., Ste. 210, Delray Beach, the location also offers confidential free, rapid, 1-minute HIV testing.
“The need for medical care and services for HIV/AIDS patients in Delray Beach remains significant, with both Florida and South Florida repeatedly landing at the top of HIV and/or AIDS incidence and rates nationally,” said Dr. Pierre Dorsainvil, AHF Delray Beach Medical Director, “I am honored to partner with AHF as we expand the reach in delivering quality care and medical services to HIV/AIDS patients at this new, state-of-the-art facility.”
HIV in Florida:
According to recent statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Southern states account for approximately 44 percent of all people living with an HIV diagnosis, despite making up roughly one-third (37 percent) of the national population. States reporting the highest rates of people living with HIV are predominantly in the South. According to the CDC, Floridaacross the country in terms of new diagnosed cases of HIV in 2015.
AHF currently operates 61 other Healthcare Centers in 15 states throughout the United States as well as one in the District of Columbia. Each Healthcare Center provides medical programs tailored to the specific needs of asymptomatic and symptomatic HIV/AIDS individuals from qualified medical and support professionals.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 970,000 individuals in 41 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
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CONTACT: AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Imara Canady, Regional Director, Communications & Community Engagement
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA
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