AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is expanding San Diego’s access to specialized, client-centered HIV/AIDS care with the opening of the new AHF San Diego Healthcare Center on September 9 – affordable STD clinic opening to follow in October
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SAN DIEGO (September 8, 2014) – AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is proud to expand its support of public health in the San Diego community by opening its first specialized HIV clinic in the area on September 9. The AHF San Diego Healthcare Center will begin offering specialized, client-centered HIV/AIDS care through its Hillcrest location beginning September 9. A private reception and ribbon cutting will be hosted at the clinic on Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
AHF SAN DIEGO HEALTHCARE CENTER
3940 4th Ave., Suite 140
San Diego, CA 92103
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
(closed from 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm for lunch)
Head Physician: Dr. Adam Zweig
Phone: (619) 516-8931
Fax: (619) 516-8936
The Healthcare Center will be under the same roof as San Diego’s AHF Pharmacy, a full-service pharmacy where 96 cents of every dollar earned through filling any prescription supports AHF’s specialized HIV/AIDS medical services both locally and in 34 countries around the world. The AHF Pharmacy – located at 3940 4th Avenue in Suite 150 – has been serving the community since 1987, and was one of the first pharmacies in the nation to fill prescriptions for AZT, one of the game-changing AIDS treatments that began to slow the death rate during the AIDS crisis of the early 1990s. AHF welcomed the pharmacy into its network of sites in August 2012, and the San Diego pharmacy team has been proudly serving the Hillcrest community for two years under the leadership of Brandon Patchett, Pharm D.
The new healthcare center opening Tuesday will be led by primary care provider Adam Zweig, M.D., a Southern California native with a Harvard education and a medical degree from the University of California San Diego who has been serving the San Diego community since 1992 as a physician at the Scripps Medical Group. Beginning October 8, AHF will also be offering free testing and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis to San Diego men through its soon-to-open AHF San Diego Men’s Wellness Center, which will be housed in the same location as the healthcare center and pharmacy.
According to a report from the County of San Diego HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit, there were 1,819 HIV diagnoses between 2007 and 2011, 91% of which occurred in men. Though the African-American community carries the heaviest HIV burden in the county, 43% of the 1,819 recent diagnoses were white, 36% were Hispanic, and 15% were black.
“I am very excited to be part of such a dedicated health care team,” Dr. Zweig said of the new healthcare center. “Our goal is to provide caring, high quality medical care for the community.”
Learn more about AHF Healthcare Centers at www.HIVcare.org, and more about AHF Pharmacy at www.AHFpharmacy.org. More information about AHF Men’s Wellness Centers can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org.