Private Group to Assume Operation of AIDS Clinic

A West Hollywood community organization will take over operation of an AIDS clinic that served only about half the number of patients it was supposed to during the 21 months it was operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

Answering pleas from AIDS organizations that began in April, the county Board of Supervisors this week approved an agreement granting the Gay and Lesbian Community Services Center a two-year contract to run the West Hollywood HIV Clinic.

The Hollywood-based social service agency will assume control of the clinic over the next two months. The clinic is at 621 N. San Vicente Blvd.