[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]FHCHC’s Infectious Disease Team was in good company this past Saturday, April 14th, as they joined the crowds on New Haven Green to celebrate the 14th New Haven AIDS Walk. This annual event seeks to increases awareness and education about HIV and AIDS and includes a 5K fundraising walk. Money raised supports services to individuals and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, with a portion of the fundraising done by Fair Haven team members directly benefiting Fair Haven’s HIV program.
In addition the event is an opportunity to unite the Yale/New Haven community against the stigma still associated with HIV/AIDS.
Members of Fair Haven Community Health Care’s HIV team (pictured left to right: Johanna Paris, Care Coordination; Dr. Krystn Wagner, Director of Infectious Diseases; Wendy Cusick, HIV Program Coordinator and Maria Cusick, volunteer), joined community partners to share information about HIV prevention and care. Visitors to the FHCHC table were particularly interested in learning about Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or “PrEP,” the use of a prescription antiviral medication that prevents HIV infection.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]