(Cleveland) - The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland (ATGC) along with other officials and dignitaries presided over a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate the opening of the AHF Healthcare Center & AHF Pharmacy in Cleveland on the campus of the Taskforce.
This event was done in coordination with the upcoming 2014 Gay Games; AHF is a major sponsor of 2014 Gay Games.
At the Open House there was the opportunity to preview artwork that will be displayed throughout the 2014 Gay Games Rainbow Run, the first athletic event of 2014 Gay Games taking place on Saturday August 9th. The 2014 Gay Games Rainbow Run will be stepping off from the Rock Hall at 8:30 am.
Tracy Jones, CEO AIDS Taskforce of Cleveland
Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was to celebrate the opening of ATGC's new all-in-one AIDS facility in Cleveland that will House an AHF Healthcare Center, AHF Pharmacy, HIV testing and prevention services, food pantry, research division, advocacy action center, and will also serve as the headquarters for the Taskforce.
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland's new all-in-one facility is located at 2829 Euclid Avenue.
At the event were Tracy Jones, Chief Executive Officer, AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, and Adam Ouderkirk, Senior Director of Program and Business Development.
According to a report from Harvard Law School's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, approximately 10,000 Ohioans are currently living with HIV, and another 8,600 individuals are living with AIDS.
However, these numbers only account for people who are aware of their HIV/AIDS status, and national estimates project 20% of people living with HIV/AIDS have not been tested and are unaware of their status.
The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland (ATGC) is a community-focused nonprofit HIV/AIDS Service Organization (ASO) that offers a comprehensive continuum of non-medical HIV/AIDS services in Cuyahoga and five surrounding communities.
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(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)