COLUMBUS, OH (August 6, 2015) AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has relocated it’s Columbus Wellness Center services to the AHF Columbus, Ohio “Out of the Closet Thrift Store” located in the hip, Short North district of Columbus, (1230 N. High St., on the corner of N. High and 5th Ave., Columbus, OH 43201). The AHF Wellness Center will continue to offer free sexually transmitted disease (STD) screenings, including HIV testing; Monday’s and Thursday’s from 3:00PM to 7:00pm. More information can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org or by calling (614) 291-2681.
The AHF Wellness Center is designed to make testing for STD’s accessible and convenient, as well as to encourage regular sexual health screenings as part of routine health care for all sexually active people. Services offered include: free Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis screening and treatment; as well as HIV testing.
“We feel this relocation will allow us to be expand our hours of operation to the community. AHF will continue to provide services in a friendly, non-threatening venue that is accessible and free. It is our goal to encourage more people to consider health screenings a regular part of their health maintenance – like getting a yearly check-up at the dentist, indicates Mike McKany, AHF Director of Public Health, Southern Bureau. There is effective treatment for most STD’s, so it truly is better to know your status – for your health and for the health of your partner or partners.”
AHF has been proud to work along side the Columbus Department of Health in offering free Syphilis screenings and treatment at our Columbus ‘Out of the Closet’ Thrift Store to help curb the current outbreak.
AHF’s thrift stores are not only home to a wealth of unique finds, but also support global AIDS care by cycling 96 cents of every dollar earned into supporting AHF clinics serving over 437,000 people around the world. Therefore, anyone who donates to or purchases from an Out of the Closet Thrift Store is directly helping AHF fight to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
In addition to the Columbus location, AHF operates Wellness Centers in California, Florida, New York, Texas and Washington DC. More information and locations of services can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org