Media Alert – CHC of Waterbury HIV/AIDS Open House on 5/15

Community Health Center of Waterbury to Host Open House Promoting HIV/AIDS Services

HIV Tests will be performed at the facility and tours will be available

WHAT:       The Community Health Center of Waterbury is excited to spread awareness about the HIV/AIDS services it provides to members of the local community as part of its Ryan White Program. CHC’s Waterbury site is just over a year old and this open house will look to show guests the quality of the care provided at the facility and the expertise that our providers have in treating patients with HIV/AIDS. HIV testing will be administered throughout the event, and staff will educate people about the risks for acquiring HIV and the prevalence with which it exists in Connecticut’s urban areas. Tours of the state-of-the-art facility will be available, and the event is free and open to the general public.

WHO:          The general public, including agencies dedicated to HIV/AIDS care

WHEN:       Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 9:30am to 5pm

WHERE:     In the lobby area of Community Health Center of Waterbury, 51 North Elm Street, Waterbury, CT.

WHY:           According to Aids.gov, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV every 9.5 minutes. Additionally, one in every 5 people living with HIV is unaware that they have the infection. Today, there are over 10,500 people in Connecticut living with HIV, and the time is now for people to get educated, tested, and treated. HIV testing has become much more efficient in recent years, and CHC of Waterbury wants members of the community to be comfortable with coming in for any questions or concerns about the infection. Attendees of this event will get the chance to meet with Dr. Rebecca Eleck and Ryan White Program Coordinator Doug Janssen to learn more about what CHC has to offer in the way of these vital services.

MEDIA CONTACT: Pat Wildes of Community Health Center, Inc., (860) 262-2546, [email protected]

 

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