AHF to Host Grand Opening for Seattle Healthcare Center on Sept. 30, 2015


What: Ribbon-cutting and Grand Opening of AHF Seattle Healthcare Center

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30th 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Formal program: 6 PM

AHF Seattle Healthcare Center

(Same location as Out of the Closet Thrift Store & AHF Pharmacy)
1016 E. Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 302-2020

Michael Weinstein, AHF Founder and President

Benjamin Zaniello, Medical Director, AHF Seattle Healthcare

Other officials & dignitaries TBD

Ged Kenslea +1.323.791.5526 mobile or +1.323.308.1833 work


Christopher Johnson (LA) +1.323.960.4846 work



Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
, the largest provider of HIV/AIDS care
in the United States, will host a grand opening event on Wednesday,
September 30
th at 5:30 PM in Seattle
to celebrate its new AHF Seattle Healthcare Center, located at 1016 E.
Pike Street (in the same building as AHF’s Out
of the Closet
thrift store and AHF
). Under the leadership of the Seattle location’s medical
director Benjamin Zaniello, MD MPH, the clinic will offer
services including HIV/AIDS treatment and STD screening on Mondays
and Fridays from 8:30 PM to 12:30 PM

“We are excited to build upon AHF’s growing presence in Seattle by now
offering health care services in the same Capitol Hill location as our
AHF Pharmacy and our Out of the Closet thrift store,” said AHF Director
of Business and Program Development Patricia D. Bermudez.

For the last three years, AHF has served as a community partner with the
City of Seattle, King County, community based organizations and medical
providers in the local response to AIDS. “These dedicated community
partners have taken a holistic and cooperative approach to coordinated
care,” said Jonathan Petrus, head of AHF’s Western Bureau
and Chief Investment Officer. “While the AIDS epidemic rages beyond
crisis levels elsewhere, the actions taken by stakeholders here have
yielded laudable results. There is still work to be done, and AHF stands
ready as a willing partner to augment services in order to reach the
proverbial ‘last few miles of the marathon’ in our combined efforts to
end AIDS in the City of Seattle, King County and the state of

According to the June 2015 Seattle/King County HIV/AIDS Quarterly
Surveillance Report, there are currently 7,627 people currently living
with HIV or AIDS in Seattle/King County and 13,882 people who have been
diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the state of Washington.

AHF currently operates 45 Healthcare Centers in 13 states and the
District of Columbia. Each Healthcare Center provides medical programs
tailored to the specific needs of asymptomatic and symptomatic HIV/AIDS
individuals from qualified medical and support professionals.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over
480,000 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


AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Ged Kenslea, Senior
Director, Communications
+1.323.308.1833 work
Associate Director of Communications
+1.310.880.9913 mobile

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