The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force has hired a director to lead its new medical clinic in East Liberty.
According to task force officials, Dr. Sarah McBeth is an internal medicine specialist who received some of her clinical training in the midst of the HIV epidemic in Africa.
Jason Herring, director of programs and communication at the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force, said the idea to start the task force's first-ever medical clinic sprang from the challenges of treating an aging HIV-positive population.
"As people age with HIV, they're developing different issues that are usually associated with people that are much older, so: bone density issues, mental capacity issues, heart disease issues," Herring said. "There's a lot of different issues, so we were seeing the need for more care."
Herring said McBeth is now helping with the hiring of other medical professionals at the clinic.
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