|[March 04, 2014]
AHF Opens First Maryland HIV Clinic in Temple Hills
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its newest domestic Healthcare
Center early this year in Temple Hills, marking AHF's first offering of
client-centered, specialized HIV/AIDS treatment and care in the state of
AHF TEMPLE HILLS HEALTHCARE CENTER
4302 Saint Barnabas Road,
Temple Hills, MD 20748
Provider: Dr. Roxanne Cox-Iyamu
Hours: Tuesdays 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Phone (News - Alert): (301) 423-1071
Fax: (301) 423-1364
AHF Healthcare Centers aim to decrease the number of new HIV/AIDS
diagnoses by providing free HIV testing so people can be aware of their
status; immediate linkage into care - regardless of ability to pay - for
those who test positive; and support through ongoing follow-ups to
ensure adherence to a health regimen that will ultimately extend life
expectancies and reduce the risk of transmission.
According to the Maryland
Department of Health and Human Hygiene, there were approximately
27,710 adults and adolescents reported to be living with HIV as of
December 31, 2011. That same year, Maryland ranked ninth in the nation
for cumulative number of AIDS cases (38,418 as of December 31, 2011) and
third among U.S. states and territories in estimated HIV diagnosis rate.
Additionally, national estimates suggest that approximately 6,250
Marylanders are HIV-positive but are unaware of their status.
"We are so excited to be expanding our services to the state of
Maryland," said Dr. Roxanne Cox (News - Alert)-Iyamu, the head provider for the
Maryland clinic. "Though we've been offering care in Washington, DC for
years, this will allow residents of Maryland, particularly Temple Hills,
to have specialized treatment and care easily accessible from their
homes without a long commute."
AHF operates more than 20 Healthcare Centers throughout the United
States - in Florida, California, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana,
Mississippi, New York, Nevada, and Washington, D.C. - 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.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is the largest non-profit HIV/AIDS
healthcare provider in the USA. AHF currently provides medical care
and/or services to over 287,000 individuals in 32 countries worldwide in
the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For
more information, visit www.aidshealth.org,
find us on Facebook (News - Alert): www.facebook.com/aidshealth
and follow us on Twitter (News - Alert): @AIDSHealthcare.
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