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Primary HIV care services now available at Valleywise Peoria

Posted 9/15/21

In a continued effort to provide Arizonans easier access to HIV primary care, testing and treatment, Valleywise Health announced the addition of HIV services to its new comprehensive health center in Peoria, 8088 Whitney Dr.

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Primary HIV care services now available at Valleywise Peoria

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In a continued effort to provide Arizonans easier access to HIV primary care, testing and treatment, Valleywise Health announced the addition of HIV services to its new comprehensive health center in Peoria, 8088 Whitney Dr.

The expanded services aim to help the more than 11,000 residents of Maricopa County who are aware of their HIV status, and the many more who do not know they are carrying the virus.

“Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn if they are infected with HIV and gain access to treatment,” said Dr. Ann Khalsa, medical director of Valleywise Community Health Center – McDowell. “When individuals know their HIV status and either take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) or quickly start HIV treatment, we can help stop transmission and support our goal of getting to no new infections by 2030.”

Valleywise Community Health Center - McDowell has been providing HIV testing, treatment and education since it opened its doors in 1989, and is currently the largest HIV clinic in the state, serving more than 4,000 patients living with HIV.

With the addition of comprehensive HIV services at its Peoria location, Valleywise will be able to serve even more Arizonans across the Valley, continuing to strengthen their legacy as Arizona’s leading HIV healthcare provider.

Now, both McDowell and Peoria health centers provide individuals living with HIV with the medication and primary medical care needed to manage the disease. In addition to treatment and testing, PrEP is also available for those who are at higher risk of contraction as well as other methods to reduce the risk of infection.

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