New All-in-One HIV Healthcare Center Opens in Queens

In Featured, News by Ged Kenslea

AHF and ACQC joint facility will house affordable medical and mental health services, pharmacy, thrift store, free STI testing, food pantry, housing assistance, and more


Queens, NY (April 25, 2024) – New York State officials will join AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest nonprofit HIV/AIDS healthcare organization, and its affiliate AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), the city’s oldest HIV service provider, to open a new joint location in Queens, NY.  The grand opening will include presentations from an array of dignitaries, including Chanel Lopez, Deputy Director of LGBTQ+ Affairs for Governor Kathy Hochul, and AHF President Michael Weinstein.


ACQC has been one of the leading nonprofits providing lifesaving services in Queens County for more than 36 years and has provided direct services to more than 2,000 individuals living with HIV, as well as 30,000 community residents. It became an AHF affiliate in 2015. The new joint facility will provide primary medical care for individuals living with HIV as well as pharmacy services, housing assistance, nutrition assistance/food pantry, mental health services, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, PrEP, exams and services, case management, and substance use prevention/harm reduction.

WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11:00 am ET

WHERE: 91-30 Van Wyck Expressway, Queens, New York 11418

WHO:   Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Marlene LaLota, Senior Regional Director, AHF

Dr. Carl Millner, Chief of Medicine, AHF

Rosemary Lopez, Executive Director, ACQC

Donna Tempesta, AHF Northern Bureau Chief

Chanel Lopez, Deputy Director of LGBTQ+ Affairs for Governor Kathy Hochul

The Honorable Leroy Comrie, State Senator, NY District 14

The Honorable David Weprin, NY State Assembly District 24

The Honorable Catalina Cruz, NY State Senator District 39

The Honorable Nantasha Williams, New York City Council, District 27

Kim Watson-Benjamin, LGBT and Health Coordinator, NYC Public Advocate of Office

Michael Mallon, Chief of Staff, Queens Borough Office of the President

Yvonne Reddick, District Manager, Queens Community Board 12



According to recent statistics from AIDSvu, there are 20,000 individuals living with HIV in Queens and more than 100,000 individuals living with HIV in New York City. The new location will allow AHF and ACQC to provide an integrated approach and expand HIV and STI prevention and treatment services for the Queens community.  The new facility will also include AHF’s Out of the Closet thrift store, where 96 cents of every dollar earned goes toward supporting HIV prevention and treatment services in the local community.

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