Gould resigns as AOC executive director

Allan Gould

Allan Gould resigned as executive director of AIDS Outreach Center in Fort Worth effective Sept. 1.

“Although it is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I make this decision, it is, as they say, time for me to move on,” Gould wrote on his Facebook page.

Gould was on hand earlier this month to help dedicate the new Magic Johnson Medical Clinic operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation that operates in conjunction with AOC and shares space with the Tarrant County AIDS service organization.

“Now, there is little challenge left outside daily operations and oversight of programs and I feel my job is done,” Gould wrote.

He did not announce what he would be doing next.

—  David Taffet

Grand opening today for Magic Johnson Clinic at FW’s AIDS Outreach Center

Executive Director Allan Gould at AOC

AIDS Outreach Center, Tarrant County’s largest AIDS services provider, will host a grand opening for its new Magic Johnson Clinic at 6 p.m. today.

The clinic is at AOC’s office at 400 N. Beach St. in Fort Worth. Also opening is a new pharmacy to provide medications needed by clients.

AOC partnered with Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation to open the clinic. AHF is the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the U.S. They operate 10 clinics in California, six in Florida, two in Washington, D.C., and one in Georgia. This is the first in Texas and the sixth designated as a “Magic Johnson” center.

AHC’s Condom Nation 18-wheeler has been in the DFW area through the weekend providing HIV testing and distributing condoms. It will also be at the opening this evening.

—  David Taffet