LaSalle Medical Associates Joins the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing the spread of HIV and living a long and healthy life with the virus.

LaSalle Medical Associates works Against HIV/AIDS
HIV screening is as easy as a simple blood test with highly accurate results typically available in less than a week -- says Dr. Andrew Benin, M.D.

REDLANDS, CA – LaSalle Medical Associates today announced its commitment to supporting communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS in observance of World AIDS Day. This year's theme, "Let Communities Lead," emphasizes the crucial role communities play in addressing the challenges posed by HIV/AIDS.

"We recognize the invaluable contributions of communities in shaping effective HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment strategies," stated Dr. Andrew Benin, a physician at LaSalle Medical Associates. "By collaborating with community leaders, we can empower individuals and foster a collective response to this ongoing epidemic."

LaSalle Medical Associates emphasizes the importance of HIV testing as a cornerstone of HIV/AIDS prevention. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for preventing the spread of HIV and enabling individuals to live healthy lives with the virus.

"The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested," Dr. Benin reiterated. "LaSalle Medical Associates offers free and confidential HIV testing at all of our clinics, along with counseling and support services for individuals living with HIV."

The healthcare provider encourages everyone to take an active role in combating HIV/AIDS. This includes supporting community-led initiatives, getting tested, and openly discussing HIV/AIDS to dispel misconceptions and promote understanding.

"Together, we can make a significant impact in the fight against HIV/AIDS," Dr. Benin concluded. "By working collaboratively and fostering open dialogue, we can move closer to achieving a world free from HIV/AIDS."

LaSalle Medical Associates serves over 350,000 patients across its clinics and statewide Independent Physicians Association Group (IPA). The practice accepts patients covered by Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Brand New Day, Molina, Care 1st, Health Net, and Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).

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