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New UNM Truman Health Services Clinic in Roswell Addresses HIV and STI Disparities in Southeastern New Mexico

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Roswell Welcomes New Truman Health Services Clinic operated by UNM

The City of Roswell is now home to UNM’s Truman Health Services Clinic, which provides HIV and sexual health care to people across southeastern New Mexico. This facility offers primary care, testing, and prevention services for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, addressing a need that has existed in the area for some time. 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 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 helping people know their status, access prevention services, and receive treatment closer to home.

The new clinic will be located in Roswell and will provide essential care to those who need it. 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. With the new clinic and telehealth center UNM is taking steps to ensure that healthcare services are more accessible throughout the state. This initiative is crucial in addressing the rising rates of STIs and HIV in southeastern New Mexico

By Samantha Nguyen

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