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Founded in October 2006, Rosedale Infectious Diseases, a sponsor this year for “Life, Positively,” is one of the Charlotte area’s few private medical firms with staff working specifically to care for those living with HIV/AIDS. The firm, led by Dr. Frederick Cruickshank says it “prides itself in the most personal and up to date advances in medical care.”

The firm provides basic medical care with a focus on HIV-positive patients’ needs. Cruickshank and team are able to work with clients to determine the best course of treatment and keep tabs on how well treatment is progressing. Additionally, clients are able to take advantage of Rosedale’s onsite pharmacy, providing a level of integration between clients’ primary care and their medicinal needs. Clients can also take advantage of a higher level of confidentiality and safety they may not feel when visiting public pharmacies. Medicines are ordered at Rosedale and shipped directly to clients’ homes.

In order to provide the best and most advanced HIV treatment, Rosedale participates in a variety of clinical trial programs for new medications or new therapy combinations. Patients have the opportunity to enroll in treatment studies, many of which offer free medications and helps pay co-pays for doctor’s visits and laboratory testing.

Rosedale also receives some federal Ryan White funds to provide ambulatory medical care. Patients who are eligible can receive assistance covering expenses of HIV care, including medical visits, co-pays and laboratory services.

Additionally, the firm offers free and confidential HIV testing every Tuesday from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Rosedale also sponsors a variety of community events and charities. The firm participates in the annual Regional AIDS Interfaith Network’s AIDS Walk Charlotte and has sponsored the Charlotte Human Rights Campaign Gala, the GayCharlotte Film Festival and more.

To learn more about Rosedale Infectious Diseases, visit or call 704-948-8582. : :