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UNM Inaugurates Truman Health Services Clinic in Roswell

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Apr 3, 2024

The City of Roswell is now home to UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic, providing HIV and sexual health care to people across southeastern New Mexico. The facility offers primary care, as well as testing and prevention for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. According to a recent study, HIV rates in Chaves County alone have increased by 52% in the last 16 years. Dr. Michelle Iandioro, medical director for UNM Truman Health Services, notes disparities in STI and HIV rates in the state.

She emphasizes the importance of access to health care and resources for prevention and treatment, especially in areas with limited resources. Before the opening of the new clinic, Roswell relied on a mobile unit that provided HIV treatment once a month. The goal is for people to receive the help they need closer to home, without having to travel long distances. Dr. Gary Mlady, interim CEO & president of the UNM medical group, stresses the importance of providing care to all New Mexicans, regardless of their location.

With the addition of the Truman Health Services Clinic and the center for telehealth, UNM is expanding its reach and ability to provide necessary care throughout Roswell. This development is seen as a step in the right direction in addressing the healthcare needs of the community.

By editor

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