The long vacant lot at the northeast corner of High Street and Fifth Avenue will finally see some development. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced yesterday that they have purchased the plot of land at 1230 North High Street and will soon begin construction on a facility that will house an Out of the Closet Thrift Store, and an AHF Pharmacy and HIV testing site, in addition to serving as the organization’s regional offices. The group will also open an AHF Healthcare Center in Columbus, which offers high-quality HIV and AIDS medical care, regardless of clients ability to pay.
“I am extremely proud of this milestone,” says Michael Weinstein, President of AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “We are excited to be following up on our recent advocacy successes in Ohio by providing our high-quality HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and outreach services to the people of Columbus.”
The organization has 22 other locations throughout California and Florida. The Columbus location will be the second Out of the Closet location built from the ground-up, following the format of their location in Ft. Lauderdale.
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest global AIDS organization and provides medical care and services to over 124,000 individuals around the world.
More information about the new development can be found at www.aidshealth.org.