AHF: Newest U.S. Wellness Center Opens in Dallas

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization in the United States, is opening its newest Wellness Center in the United States on June 20 in Dallas, Texas – AHF Wellness Centers provide free HIV and STD testing/treatment, offer clients the opportunity to confidentially speak directly to experts on sexually transmitted infections, and promote sexual health screenings as routine healthcare for all sexually-active people

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is opening its newest Wellness Center today in Dallas, Texas. The facility will offer free, confidential screenings for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV testing. The new facility will be located inside AHF’s Dallas Healthcare Center site in the Medical City Hospital complex.

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.

According to the 2011 report from the , Dallas had the second-highest rate of new STD cases in the state after Houston. That year, 10,989 new cases of Chlamydia, 3,546 new cases of gonorrhea, and 1,021 new cases of syphilis were reported in Dallas alone.

“The need for an accessible, affordable STD screening opportunity is clearly high here in Dallas, and we are so pleased to be able to serve that need with this new AHF Wellness Center,” said , AHF’s Regional Director for Texas. “There are effective treatment options for HIV and most STDs when routine check-ups catch infections early and treatment is readily provided, as it will be in this facility. We hope that by providing these much-needed services for free in a non-threatening, confidential environment, people will consider sexual health screenings a routine health practice.”

AHF operates more than a dozen Wellness Centers throughout the United States – in Florida, California, Ohio, Texas, and Washington, D.C. – and one in Mexico City. More information about Wellness Center services and locations can be found at .

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 200,000 individuals in 28 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit , find us on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter: