New UNM Clinic Fills Gap in HIV and Sexual Health Care for Southeastern New Mexico

UNM Inaugurates Truman Health Services Clinic in Roswell

UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic is now located in Roswell, bringing much-needed HIV and sexual health care to people across southeastern New Mexico. The facility offers a range of services, including primary care, testing, and prevention for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

Recent research has shown that HIV rates in Chaves County have increased by an alarming 52% over the past 16 years. This highlights the urgent need for accessible healthcare and resources to prevent and treat HIV infection in this area. Dr. Michelle Iandioro, medical director for UNM Truman Health Services, emphasizes the importance of expanding access to healthcare and resources in areas with limited resources.

Before the clinic opened its doors, Roswell relied on a mobile unit that provided HIV treatment once a month. This was not enough to meet the needs of the community, as many people had to travel long distances to receive care. With the new clinic located in Roswell, patients can receive help closer to home without having to travel so far.

UNM’s interim CEO & president Dr Gary Mlady stresses the importance of providing care to all New Mexicans, no matter where they live. He sees this development as a crucial step towards addressing the healthcare needs of the community in Roswell and beyond.

The addition of UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic and center for telehealth means that more people in southeastern New Mexico will have access to necessary healthcare services than ever before. This is seen as a positive step towards improving overall health outcomes for those living in this area.

In conclusion, UNM’s expansion into Roswell has brought much-needed healthcare services and resources to people across southeastern New Mexico who were previously underserved or lacking access altogether. The addition of this clinic has been seen as a positive step towards addressing disparities in STI and HIV rates and improving overall health outcomes for those living in this area.

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