Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Wow-ness" Center Heals HIV/AIDS, Now in Both Wilmington and Newark

Brandywine Counseling is happy to announce the expansion of our HIV Wellness Center to the Newark area. For over ten years, we've partnered with Christiana Care to offer a “one-stop shop” infectious disease clinic nested within BCI Lancaster. Many of the most chronically ill BCI patients have received readily available, high-quality health services, including primary HIV medical care, a Medication Adherence Program for those on antiretroviral therapy, and primary preventive counseling and medical care. Now, these life-saving services will be accessible to the 400 patients at our 24 Brookhill Drive location.

Access to medical care is crucial to the survival of an AIDS patient. Even more so for those who also experience drug addiction, mental illness, and other chronic conditions. We’ve seen many at our Lancaster Wellness Center climb out of the deepest, darkest abyss and get better. Sometimes, we can’t fully appreciate how remarkable these stories of recovery are, but here is a video that illustrates what it’s really about. It’s guaranteed to make you say, “Wow.”

The effects of AIDS can be reversed. We didn’t produce this video, it’s from South Africa’s Topsy Foundation, but its message holds true for our patients at the Wellness Center. Medical care brings people back to life. We are so delighted to work with Christiana Care to help even more Delawareans in need. Maybe we should call it the “Wow-ness” Center.

The Grand Opening of the Wellness Center at BCI Newark is Monday June 21. It coincides with an HIV and Hepatitis C testing event by our outreach team, including food, education, and incentives. Testing will be offered from 6 AM to 12 PM at Newark Monday June 21 and Friday June 25, and at Lancaster Tuesday June 22.

Thanks to Osocio for the link.

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