SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) today announces that Chris Holt, MD has joined its AHF San Diego Healthcare Center, located at 3940 4th Ave., Suite 140 in the Hillcrest neighborhood. A graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, Holt is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has extensive experience in treating patients living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining AHF, Holt worked as an HIV specialty physician at San Diego’s Scripps Coastal Medical Center and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Holt will work alongside Adam Zweig, MD as a primary care physician at the AHF San Diego Healthcare Center, which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm.
"Dr. Holt is one of the busiest and most highly respected HIV providers in the San Diego area,” said Dr. Zweig, lead physician at AHF’s San Diego Healthcare Center. “The staff here is excited to welcome him and his patients to our office. His addition testifies to our ability to grow in the community by providing quality care in a personal and caring environment."
“I’ve lived and worked in San Diego as an HIV specialist for many years and I know first hand how great the need is for people living with HIV/AIDS to have access to medical care in a trusted environment,” said Dr. Holt. “I look forward to working with Dr. Zweig to expand our reach in the San Diego community and offering our patients the best medical care and support possible.”
“As AHF continues to expand our operations in the U.S. and internationally, we are thrilled when we can have experienced and highly-regarded HIV specialists like Dr. Holt join our family to provide exceptional care to our patients,” said Jonathan Petrus, Chief/National Bureau and Investment at AHF. “Dr. Holt’s appointment is significant for AHF because it allows us to leverage our local presence and expand our services to areas of greatest need in San Diego County.”
AHF’s San Diego Healthcare Center opened in September 2014 in the same location as the AHF Pharmacy, a full-service pharmacy that has served the San Diego area since 1987. The AHF San Diego Wellness Center, which opened in November 2014 in the AHF San Diego Healthcare Center, provides free HIV testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases on Wednesdays, 4:00-8:00 pm.
According to a report from the County of San Diego HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit, there were 1,819 HIV diagnoses between 2007 and 2011, 91% of which occurred in men. Though the African-American community carries the heaviest HIV burden in the county, 43% of the 1,819 recent diagnoses were white, 36% were Hispanic, and 15% were black.
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 500,000 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