NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Ricky Hsu as medical director of its AHF Midtown Healthcare Center located at 352 7th Ave., Suite 1205, New York, NY 10001. The Healthcare Center offers patient appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (212) 627-7560. The location also offers an AHF Pharmacy Access Center to provide pharmacy services to patients.
Dr. Hsu, a graduate of Harvard Medical School, is a primary care provider with a focus on HIV who has been serving the HIV community for over 20 years. With a practice of nearly 3,000 in Midtown Manhattan, he is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Disease Society of America. Dr. Hsu is also Associate Clinical Professor at NYU Medical Center in New York City, where he teaches residents and medical students. He has lectured on HIV throughout the country, published review articles and research in a variety of journals, and has presented his clinical studies at International AIDS Conferences.
“Dr. Hsu brings decades of experience to AHF and he has long been a trusted physician by thousands of patients in the city,” said AHF Northern Region Vice President Donna Tempesta. “We are so excited to join forces with Dr. Hsu and now have his expertise and passion for providing quality patient care lead our medical team at AHF’s Midtown location.”
"AHF has always been an organization that has had a pivotal role over the decades in taking care of people with HIV/AIDS while similarly dedicating its resources to the LGBT community both nationally and internationally,” said Dr. Hsu. “I am very excited to be joining the AHF medical team and hope to help grow the organization while continuing to provide cutting edge treatment, research, and patient centered healthcare."
AHF operates additional healthcare center locations in New York City, including the Chelsea healthcare center (phone: 212-741-3030), Brooklyn healthcare center (phone: 718-369-4850) and Out of The Closet thrift store located at 475 Atlantic Ave.; the Columbus Circle healthcare center located at 30 W. 60th St., Suite AN (phone: 212-582-5006); and a location in Queens on the 7th floor of the AIDS Center Queens County (ACQC) building located at 161-21 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432 (phone: 929-421-4630).
According to the 2014 HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Report compiled by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Manhattan has the highest cases of new HIV diagnoses in New York City, followed by Brooklyn and Queens. Black and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in the city, with people between the ages of 20-29 bearing the greatest burden of new HIV infections.
AHF operates 46 Healthcare Centers throughout the United States – in Florida, California, Georgia, Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Nevada Washington, D.C. and the state of Washington – and many more in the countries where AHF works throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. More information about Healthcare Center services and locations can be found at www.hivcare.org.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 600,000 individuals in 36 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