CHICAGO (June 27, 2016) AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s (AHF) Hyde Park Wellness Center welcomed Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2) on Monday, June 27th to commemorate National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance to raise awareness and promote HIV testing. Congresswoman Kelly, who is spokesperson for the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust that addresses health disparities across the country, will tour the wellness center and meet with AHF representatives to discuss the impact of the Hyde Park wellness center and AHF affiliate South Side Help Center in promoting prevention, HIV testing and meeting the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Chicago’s South Side community.
“We were so excited to meet with and have Congresswoman Kelly tour our Hyde Park location on National HIV Testing Day to learn more about AHF’s commitment to the South Side community and raise awareness on the importance of being tested,” said Tracy Jones, AHF’s National Advocacy Campaign Director. “The Hyde Park location was established to help meet the growing need for HIV prevention and treatment services in the local community and we look forward to building a productive working relationship with Congresswoman Kelly in the future.”
AHF hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 11th for its new AHF Healthcare Center and AHF Remote Consultation Pharmacy in Hyde Park located at 1515 E. 52nd Place, Suite 206, Chicago IL 60615. Under the leadership of Dr. Kaleo Staszkow, both the AHF Healthcare Center and AHF Remote Consultation Pharmacy will operate on Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In February 2015, AHF announced its affiliation with the South Side Help Center, a community-based organization that has provided critical services to HIV-positive individuals since 1987. AHF’s Healthcare Center located at 2600 South Michigan Ave., Suite LL-D also opened last February.
AHF currently operates 46 Healthcare Centers throughout the United States – in Florida, California, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Nevada Washington, D.C. and the state of Washington – and many more in the countries where AHF works throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. More information about Healthcare Center services and locations can be found at www.hivcare.org.