AHF Opens Houston Wellness Center

Clinic in Houston Medical Center will provide free screenings for
STDs, HIV on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-6PM

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AHFAIDS
Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
 opened its newest Wellness Center
last week in Houston and will offer free, confidential screenings for
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV testing, from its
location in the Houston Medical Center at 1200 Binz Street, Suite 1290.
The Wellness Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 PM
– 6:00 PM.

   

WHAT:

AHF opens Houston Wellness Center to offer free screenings for STDs
and HIV
 

WHERE:

AHF Houston Wellness Center

Houston Medical Center
1200 Binz St.
Suite 1290
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 520-2320
 

WHEN:

Tuesdays and Thursdays
2:00 PM – 6:00 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 and free screening and treatment for
Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. The Wellness Center is a program of
AHF Healthcare Center – Houston, AHF’s full-service clinic led by Dr.
Benjamin Portnoy
that provides comprehensive medical care and
treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS. For more information on AHF
Healthcare Center – Houston, please call (713) 524-8700.

“We are excited to add our Wellness Center services to our Houston
Healthcare Center and expand our ability to offer STD and HIV screenings
for sexually active adults in a convenient, confidential environment,”
said Bret Camp, AHF’s Regional Director for Texas. “With cultural
changes and the rise of mobile dating and hook up apps helping to fuel
the rise of sexually transmitted diseases—especially among young
adults—we want to empower 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), Houston/Harris County reported 24,785 cases of
chlamydia, 7,126 cases of gonorrhea and 366 cases of primary and
secondary syphilis. 1,338 new HIV diagnoses were also reported in 2014.

AHF operates eighteen Wellness Centers in the District of Columbia and
eight states, including Florida, California, Illinois, Mississippi, New
York, Ohio, Texas and Washington. For more information about Wellness
Center services and locations, please visit www.freestdcheck.org.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
605,000 individuals in 36 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin
America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare
and Instagram: @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, +1.323.308.1833
(work)
Senior Director, Communications
+1.323.791.5526 (mobile)
gedk@aidshealth.org
or
Christopher
Johnson, +
1.323.960.4846 (work)
Associate Director of
Communications
+1.310.880.9913 (mobile)
christopher.johnson@aidshealth.org