CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announces that Danica Wilson, MD has joined its Chicago healthcare provider team. She will be serving patients at AHF’s Hyde Park Healthcare Center at 1515 E. 52nd Place and its South Side location at 2600 S. Michigan Ave that also includes a Wellness Clinic for walk-in STD testing.
Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN and received her medical degree from Ross University in Dominica, West Indies. She has served as a physician at Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago before joining Christian Community Health Center in 2014. Since 2015, Dr. Wilson has provided care at a private practice in Avondale.
“I am so excited to join AHF and continue providing exceptional care to Chicago’s LGBT community and people living with HIV/AIDS,” said Dr. Wilson. “My goal is to help our patients achieve complete total wellness in their lives and empower them to stay in treatment and keep a positive attitude about their futures.”
“As AHF continues to expand our operations in the U.S. and internationally, we are honored when we can have experienced and highly-regarded doctors like Dr. Wilson join our family to provide exceptional care to our patients,” said Donna Tempesta, vice president of AHF’s Northern Region. “Dr. Wilson’s appointment is also significant for AHF because it allows us to continue to leverage our local presence and expand our services to areas of greatest need in the Chicago area.”
This month, AHF also announced its new partnership with CALOR, formerly a division of Anixter Center, to expand CALOR’s HIV/AIDS and STD services to the local Latino and Hispanic community. The organization has also partnered with the South Side Help Center since February 2015.
According to the City of Chicago’s Department of Public Health 2015 HIV/STI Surveillance Report, the most recent report, while new HIV infection diagnoses are declining overall in Chicago, blacks and Latinos still have a higher new HIV infection rate than white residents. Also, since 2010, non-Hispanic Whites and Hispanics have accounted for increasing proportions of gonorrhea infections and primary and secondary syphilis cases.
For more information on AHF healthcare clinics, visit www.hivcare.org
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 678,000 individuals in 38 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