Sarasota, Florida (October 25, 2016) – Community AIDS Network (CAN), celebrating its 25th year serving the needs of the HIV/AIDS community in Florida, is proud to announce a joint venture with Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida (LSS) in Jacksonville.
This joint venture will enable the opening of a new HIV/AIDS/STD medical facility located inside LSS’s current location.
President/CEO of Community AIDS Network, Richard Carlisle is “proud and excited about this partnership and looks forward to bringing its medical team to serve the entire community through its federal and state programs. Florida is currently #1 in the country for newly diagnosed infections of HIV and Jacksonville ranks 3rd in the state. The numbers are still rising so there is still a lot of work to be done!”
LSS has been providing HIV/AIDS patients with wrap-around services for thousands of clients since 1992. CAN is proud to serve Florida with 25 medical clinics throughout the state. This important partnership will serve thousands of HIV/AIDS clients throughout Jacksonville. Projected opening date of the HIV/AIDS/STD clinic is Spring 2017.
“This partnership is outstanding news for our clients and the community,” stated LSS President and CEO Mary Strickland. “We’re proud of the way our AIDS Care and Education (ACE) Program connects those living with HIV/AIDS with the necessary resources to not only function, but to thrive in the community. Adding access to a CAN medical facility within our campus makes that mission easier to achieve, and is a great benefit for our clients.”
ABOUT COMMUNITY AIDS NETWORK (CAN)
Community AIDS Network is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated – through our clinical arm, Comprehensive Care Center – to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C and STDs. Our clinics offer the finest medical, dental, psychological and lifestyle counseling to all patients, regardless of their financial, insurance status or ability to pay.
Lori Denny, Development Associate
Community AIDS Network
1231 N. Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 366-0461 x1030