AHF to Mark 10 Years In Fight Against AIDS in D.C.

Reception and open house for new, expanded K Street AHF Healthcare
Center location set for Thursday, April 18 at 3:00 pm; formal
ribbon-cutting at 3:30 pm.

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF):

WHAT:

      AHF Commemoration of 10 Years in the Fight Against HIV in D.C.

Open House, Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new, expanded K Street
clinic location

 

WHO:

Shelia Alexander-Reid, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Michael Kharfen, Senior Deputy Director of the HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration, D.C. Department of Health

DeMarc Hickson, Executive Director, Us Helping Us

Dr. Roxanne Cox-Iyamu, AHF Medical Director – Washington,
D.C.

Michel McVicker, AHF Regional Director – Washington,
D.C./Maryland

 
 

WHEN:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:00 PM ET; with formal ribbon-cutting
at 3:30 PM

 

WHERE:

AHF Blair Underwood Healthcare Center
2141 K Street NW, Suite 707
Washington
Note: This is the new expanded location
 

WHY:

According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease
Controls (CDC),
the Washington, D.C. area consistently ranks in the top 20 cities
nationally with new rates of HIV diagnosis and has 2% of its
population living with HIV. As the world’s largest, non-profit,
HIV/AIDS service organization, with over 1 million patients in
care, AHF has a proven record of keeping HIV patients in care and
has been a leading agency in the D.C. community in the local fight
against AIDS for the last ten years, and continues to make a
positive impact locally.

 

Since, 2009 AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest,
non-profit, HIV/AIDS service organization, has been in the District of
Columbia, serving as a leading non-profit agency in the fight against
AIDS. On Thursday, April 18th, AHF will be
joined by community leaders, HIV advocates and dignitaries from across
D.C. for a community celebration at its facility located at 2141 K
Street, NW, to pay tribute to the tremendous impact the agency has had
in the last 10 years in the local fight against AIDS, as well as
officially re-open its newly expanded healthcare center, housed at this
location. In 2009, AHF initially opened the AHF Blair Underwood
Healthcare Center at K Street, to address the growing rate of new HIV
diagnosis throughout D.C. The facility was named in honor of actor Blair
Underwood when the facility first opened, given his outspoken advocacy
for HIV prevention and medical care and services both here in the U.S.
and in Africa.

Over the agency’s 10-year history in D.C. as it continued to address the
growing needs of the local community and connecting with those
populations most impacted by the current HIV/AIDS epidemic, AHF has
expanded its presence to have a satellite office with a wellness center
in D.C.’s northeast corridor on Benning Road and in the Temple Hills
community. Under the leadership of renowned internist and infectious
disease specialist, Dr. Roxanne Cox-Iyamu, who currently serves
as AHF Medical Director for the area, the agency continues to expand its
services and outreach, currently providing direct HIV care to over 1,000
individuals in the D.C. community living with HIV, many who are
uninsured and rely on AHF’s commitment to providing care to all
regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to the 3 healthcare
centers, AHF also has a public affairs office near the U.S. Capitol that
helps coordinate the agency’s leading advocacy initiatives on behalf of
the over one million individuals living with HIV across the U.S. Over
the three decades of AHF’s legacy, through its advocacy initiatives, the
agency has been a leading voice around many critical issues, including
increased access to HIV and STD prevention and testing; medical care and
treatment for those living with HIV; the fight, against increases in
prescription drug pricing, gentrification of communities and
preservation and development of affordable housing.

“AHF is proud of the impact that we’ve had over the past decade in
addressing the growing HIV epidemic in D.C., and getting those living
with HIV connected and sustained in care,” stated Michel McVicker,
AHF D.C. Regional Director. “Through our expansion in services we will
continue our commitment to being a cutting-edge medical provider in the
D.C. community as well as a strong voice for all those impacted by this
epidemic that plagues our community locally and across the nation.”

Facts about HIV in Washington, D.C.: (According to the D.C.
Department of Health)

  • The Washington, D.C. area ranks 17th in
    the nation with newly reported cases of HIV diagnosis
  • 2% of the population of D.C. are living with HIV
  • The highest proportion of new HIV diagnosis were Black men who have
    sex with men

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization,
currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1,000,000
individuals in 43 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

MEDIA CONTACTS:
WASHINGTON:
Imara Canady,
National Director, Communications, AHF
954-952-0258 – cell
imara.canady@aidshealth.org

NATIONAL:
Ged
Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.308.1833
work

+1.323.791.5526 cell
gedk@aidshealth.org

AHF to Mark 10 Years In Fight Against AIDS in D.C.

Reception and open house for new, expanded K Street AHF Healthcare
Center location set for Thursday, April 18 at 3:00 pm; formal
ribbon-cutting at 3:30 pm.

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF):

WHAT:

      AHF Commemoration of 10 Years in the Fight Against HIV in D.C.

Open House, Ribbon-cutting ceremony for new, expanded K Street
clinic location

 

WHO:

Shelia Alexander-Reid, Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ Affairs

Michael Kharfen, Senior Deputy Director of the HIV/AIDS,
Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration, D.C. Department of Health

DeMarc Hickson, Executive Director, Us Helping Us

Dr. Roxanne Cox-Iyamu, AHF Medical Director – Washington,
D.C.

Michel McVicker, AHF Regional Director – Washington,
D.C./Maryland

 
 

WHEN:

Thursday, April 18, 2019 3:00 PM ET; with formal ribbon-cutting
at 3:30 PM

 

WHERE:

AHF Blair Underwood Healthcare Center
2141 K Street NW, Suite 707
Washington
Note: This is the new expanded location
 

WHY:

According to recent statistics from the Centers for Disease
Controls (CDC),
the Washington, D.C. area consistently ranks in the top 20 cities
nationally with new rates of HIV diagnosis and has 2% of its
population living with HIV. As the world’s largest, non-profit,
HIV/AIDS service organization, with over 1 million patients in
care, AHF has a proven record of keeping HIV patients in care and
has been a leading agency in the D.C. community in the local fight
against AIDS for the last ten years, and continues to make a
positive impact locally.

 

Since, 2009 AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest,
non-profit, HIV/AIDS service organization, has been in the District of
Columbia, serving as a leading non-profit agency in the fight against
AIDS. On Thursday, April 18th, AHF will be
joined by community leaders, HIV advocates and dignitaries from across
D.C. for a community celebration at its facility located at 2141 K
Street, NW, to pay tribute to the tremendous impact the agency has had
in the last 10 years in the local fight against AIDS, as well as
officially re-open its newly expanded healthcare center, housed at this
location. In 2009, AHF initially opened the AHF Blair Underwood
Healthcare Center at K Street, to address the growing rate of new HIV
diagnosis throughout D.C. The facility was named in honor of actor Blair
Underwood when the facility first opened, given his outspoken advocacy
for HIV prevention and medical care and services both here in the U.S.
and in Africa.

Over the agency’s 10-year history in D.C. as it continued to address the
growing needs of the local community and connecting with those
populations most impacted by the current HIV/AIDS epidemic, AHF has
expanded its presence to have a satellite office with a wellness center
in D.C.’s northeast corridor on Benning Road and in the Temple Hills
community. Under the leadership of renowned internist and infectious
disease specialist, Dr. Roxanne Cox-Iyamu, who currently serves
as AHF Medical Director for the area, the agency continues to expand its
services and outreach, currently providing direct HIV care to over 1,000
individuals in the D.C. community living with HIV, many who are
uninsured and rely on AHF’s commitment to providing care to all
regardless of their ability to pay. In addition to the 3 healthcare
centers, AHF also has a public affairs office near the U.S. Capitol that
helps coordinate the agency’s leading advocacy initiatives on behalf of
the over one million individuals living with HIV across the U.S. Over
the three decades of AHF’s legacy, through its advocacy initiatives, the
agency has been a leading voice around many critical issues, including
increased access to HIV and STD prevention and testing; medical care and
treatment for those living with HIV; the fight, against increases in
prescription drug pricing, gentrification of communities and
preservation and development of affordable housing.

“AHF is proud of the impact that we’ve had over the past decade in
addressing the growing HIV epidemic in D.C., and getting those living
with HIV connected and sustained in care,” stated Michel McVicker,
AHF D.C. Regional Director. “Through our expansion in services we will
continue our commitment to being a cutting-edge medical provider in the
D.C. community as well as a strong voice for all those impacted by this
epidemic that plagues our community locally and across the nation.”

Facts about HIV in Washington, D.C.: (According to the D.C.
Department of Health)

  • The Washington, D.C. area ranks 17th in
    the nation with newly reported cases of HIV diagnosis
  • 2% of the population of D.C. are living with HIV
  • The highest proportion of new HIV diagnosis were Black men who have
    sex with men

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization,
currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1,000,000
individuals in 43 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

MEDIA CONTACTS:
WASHINGTON:
Imara Canady,
National Director, Communications, AHF
954-952-0258 – cell
imara.canady@aidshealth.org

NATIONAL:
Ged
Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF

+1.323.308.1833
work

+1.323.791.5526 cell
gedk@aidshealth.org