BATON ROUGE, La.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--On Monday, October 14, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will open its newest AHF Wellness Center, facilities which offer free sexually-transmitted disease (STD) screenings, including HIV testing, this site in Baton Rouge, LA. This AHF Wellness Center is at 8281 Goodwood Blvd., Suite D, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, and is open on Mondays from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Walk-ins are welcome. More information can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org or by calling (225) 231-5733.
“We are pleased to be opening a new AHF Wellness Center in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area offering free and low-cost services to the community”
The Wellness Center is designed to make testing for STD’s accessible, convenient and affordable, as well as to encourage regular sexual health screenings as part of routine health care for all sexually active people. Services offered include: free Chlamydia screening and treatment; free Gonorrhea screening and treatment; free Syphilis screening and treatment and free HIV testing.
“We are pleased to be opening a new AHF Wellness Center in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area offering free and low-cost services to the community,” said Albert Ruiz, AHF Director of Wellness Center Programs. “Our hope is that by offering these services in a friendly, non-judgemental venue that is easy to access and free, more people in the Baton Rouge area will consider health screenings as a regular part of their health maintenance – like eating healthier and getting a yearly check-up at the dentist. There is effective treatment for most STD’s, so it truly is better to know your status – for your health and for the health of your partner or partners.”
In East Baton Rouge Parish, the most recent 2011 CDC data reported 3,284 Chlamydia cases, 1,015 Gonorrhea cases and 54 cases of Primary and Secondary Syphilis. In 2011 Louisiana reported 1,376 newly diagnosed HIV cases. Notably, there is often a significant correlation of HIV infection reported alongside other STD’s.
AHF also operates Wellness Centers in California, Florida, Ohio, and Texas as well as Mexico City. More information and location information can be found at www.freeSTDcheck.org.
Opening of AHF’s Baton Rouge Wellness Center
|When:||MONDAY, October 14th 2:00pm to 6:00pm|
|Where:||Baton Rouge Wellness Center, 8281 Goodwood Blvd., Suite D, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225) 231-5733|
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 230,000 individuals in 31 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Eastern Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @AIDSHealthcare