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Author Topic: For those living in NYC with HIV there is still a St Vincent's HIV Clinic  (Read 1073 times)

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Offline Andy Velez

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At the Pride March today where I was marching with other ACT UP peeps, I ran into a veteran activist who told me that within the old St. Vincent's Hospital here in the Village, there is now once again a functioning HIV/AIDS Clinic.

I don't have specific details beyond that, but he assured me that if someone needs care they can go there and get it.

Only a few months ago when St. Vincent's was winding down, early on they stopped taking new HIV patients.

It seems that loss may now have been corrected. Thought I'd pass this (incomplete) information along for any who may find it useful. If I get further details I will post them here.

Cheers on Pride.
Andy Velez

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Hi Andy, Happy Pride to you as well on this very hot and humid last Sunday in June here in New York City and thanks for the bit of good news regarding St. Vincents HIV clinic remaining open in the midst of so much bad news these days what with budget shortfalls, the inability of governments to even balance budgets, often on the backs of those who can least afford it, horrific ongoing wars in the middle east, and an equally awful oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  

The fact that the clinic remains open is a testament to the hard work of people like yourself advocating to politicians and other decision makers to do the right thing in light of the awful closing of a world renowned hospital that served so many Greenwich Village residents for over a century, and the loss of so many of the seemingly ever-decreasing number of good (or at least decent) paying jobs with benefits.

Jody
« Last Edit: June 27, 2010, 10:59:52 PM by Jody »
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Offline Andy Velez

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Hi Jody,

I hope to have more information before long. The guy who told me about it said the irony is that now that so much of St. Vincent's is gone, the Clinic has more space and a bigger facility for its doctors than they had before.

Stay tuned as I get more information.

 
Andy Velez

Offline edfu

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Here is a little more info, from the newspaper "The Villager":


Volume 79, Number 50 | May 19 -25, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Scoopy's Notebook

Mt. Sinai gets H.I.V. clinic:
Mt. Sinai Medical Center will operate the St. Vincentís H.I.V. Center beginning May 28, and will keep it in Greenwich Village, a Mt. Sinai spokesperson confirmed this week. For the time being, the outpatient center, pioneered by St. Vincentís during the early days of the AIDS health crisis in the 1980s, will be located in St. Vincentís OíToole pavilion on the west side of Seventh Ave. at 12th St. St. Vincentís Department of Community Health, which runs outpatient clinics in 30 locations in the five boroughs, will also be under the aegis of Mt. Sinai beginning May 28. The community health service will also be run temporarily from the OíToole building. ďWe are looking for another permanent location in the same neighborhood with more space for additional services,Ē said Ian Michaels, spokesperson for Mt. Sinai. Mt. Sinai Medical Center officials will meet with St. Vincentís H.I.V. doctors and staff on Wednesday evening May 19 at St. Vincentís cafeteria at 170 W. 12th St. Dr. Barbara Johnston, medical director of the H.I.V. Center, said last week that the centerís 50 doctors and medical staff members are still serving patients. The H.I.V. Center service includes homeless people with AIDS.  
« Last Edit: June 28, 2010, 03:19:27 AM by edfu »
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Thanks for that update.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

 


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