A new structure to increase the accessibility of its services, care and
intervention in the prevention of HIV/STI/HEPATITIS: the only community
and medical approach of its kind in Canada.
MONTREAL, July 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Clinique médicale l'Actuel, a high-level centre dealing with HIV/STI/hepatitis, is happy to
announce the opening of a new service point, allowing it to make its
services more accessible to at-risk clientele.
"Statistics indicate that HIV and STI are steadily increasing in
Québec," explains Réjean Thomas, president-founder of Clinique médicale l'Actuel and Clinique A. "And yet, a significant proportion of the at-risk population is not
being reached, as these people are reluctant to enter the clinical or
Reminding you that 25% of Quebecers living with HIV and 50% of patients
suffering from Hepatitis C are unaware of their condition and are
therefore not under a doctor's care.
What motivated Dr. Thomas and his team to set up l'Actuel sur rue, a new walk-in service point in the heart of the Village, on Ste.
Catherine St. E. (corner Panet). Unique in Canada, this type de
structure already exists in such major European cities as Amsterdam,
Paris, Geneva and Barcelona.
Under the supervision of a medical director, nurses and community staff
offer counseling services, free rapid screening for HIV and
Hepatitis C, as well as hepatitis vaccination. Information pamphlets on
PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) and PReP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and
new treatments, as well as condoms, are available on site.
L'Actuel sur rue offers easy and supportive access to health services in order to
integrate or re-integrate at-risk clientele into a global continuum of
prevention and care. Its approach, combining community intervention
with a medical setting, is unique in Canada. After a consultation in l'Actuel sur Rue, those needing medical care will be referred to Clinique médicale l'Actuel or Clinique A.
"With no appointments necessary, l'Actuel sur rue promotes accessible screening services and information on prevention,
reduces obstacles, and extends the corridor of services and care to a
greater number of people," explains Dr Thomas. "Above all, we want
people to feel comfortable about coming in and speaking with our
personnel so they can receive quality services, relevant information,
and be directed towards medical care if necessary."
Info: l'Actuel sur rue
1359 Ste. Catherine St. E. (corner Panet)
Monday & Tuesday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday & Friday
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
12 p.m. (noon) to 5 p.m.
SOURCE CLINIQUE MEDICALE L'ACTUEL
For further information:
L'Actuel sur rue, http://lactuelsurrue.com
La Clinique l'Actuel, http://www.cliniquelactuel.com
La Clinique A rue McGill, http://www.cliniquea.ca/
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