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 (June 20, 2016) 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 11,363cases 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.