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Milwaukee outpatient AIDS clinic to close in March

Milwaukee outpatient AIDS clinic to close in March

Milwaukee's Aurora Sinai Hospital's outpatient HIV/AIDS Positive Health Clinic will close at the end of March due to the resignation of its medical director, hospital officials recently wrote in a letter sent to about 300 of the clinic's patients, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The clinic will continue to provide inpatient care for HIV-positive residents of the downtown area of the city. Outpatient clients will be referred to HIV clinics at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Health Services, and the 16th Street Community Health Center. The outpatient clinic is shutting down due to the resignation of medical director Iram Nadeem, who cited the need to spend more time with her family as the reason for her departure. Rather than seek a replacement, clinic officials decided to shut down the outpatient clinic and partner with other community clinics. Sinai Aurora, the only remaining hospital in downtown Milwaukee, also has recently shut its pediatric and mental health clinics due to budgetary problems. Hospital officials were reportedly considering a major overhaul of the outpatient HIV clinic at the time of Nadeem's resignation.

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