CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News UpdateCALIFORNIA: AHF Opens Men's Wellness Center in Oakland Offering Free HIV and STD Testing
December 4, 2012
Rock Hill Herald Online (Rock Hill, S.C.) (12.01.12)
Aids Weekly Plus
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) opened its eleventh Men’s Wellness Center in the Oakland “Out of the Closet” thrift store on December 1, 2012, World AIDS Day. The newest center is located at 238 E. 18th Street and is open to walk-ins from 3 to 7 p.m. each Monday and Saturday. AHF centers offer free screenings for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. AHF encourages sexually active men to make sexual health screenings part of their routine health care.
Dale Gluth, associate regional director of the Bay Area AHF, stated that the location of the AHF centers is designed to offer “services in a friendly, non-threatening venue that is also accessible and affordable.” Gluth said sexual health screenings should become as routine as annual dental check-ups or regular gym work-outs. Additional information about the “Out of the Closet” thrift store location and other AHF locations is available online at www.freeSTDcheck.org or by calling (510) 251-8678. AHF Wellness Centers are frequently located next to AHF Healthcare Centers.