UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic Opens in Roswell to Address Rising HIV and STI Rates

Roswell Welcomes New Truman Health Services Clinic operated by UNM

UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic has opened in the City of Roswell, offering primary care, testing, and prevention services for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. This facility is a much-needed addition to southeastern New Mexico, where rates of HIV and STIs have been rising steadily. According to recent public data, HIV rates in Chaves County alone have increased by 52% over the past 16 years.

Dr. Michelle Iandioro, medical director for UNM Truman Health Services, notes that there are significant disparities in STI and HIV rates across the state, particularly in areas with limited access to healthcare and prevention resources. The new clinic aims to address these issues by providing people with easy access to testing and treatment services for STIs and HIV.

Before the opening of the Truman Health Services Clinic, Roswell was only served by a mobile unit that visited once a month to provide HIV treatment. This made it difficult for people living in the area to receive essential care without having to travel long distances. However, with this new facility in place, patients can now receive treatment closer to home.

UNM is taking steps to make healthcare more accessible throughout the state through its center for telehealth as well as this new clinic in Roswell. Dr Gary Mlady, interim CEO & president of the UNM medical group highlights the importance of expanding healthcare access to all New Mexicans, regardless of their location. This initiative will help address rising rates of STIs and HIV in southeastern New Mexico and provide essential care to those who need it most.

The opening of UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic marks a significant step forward in improving healthcare accessibility throughout New Mexico. With its focus on providing primary care, testing, and prevention services for HIV and sexually transmitted infections

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