AIDS Education Month Events

  • Prevention Summit 2019

    June 11, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Pennsylvania Convention Center
    13th and Arch Streets
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education Summit is a conference that welcomes all people interested in learning more about the wide-range of issues that impact people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) and the AIDS epidemic at large. The conference provides information on the latest treatment, research, prevention, and outreach strategies and aims to bring forward explicitly the social determinants of health that place people at risk. These determinants include stigma, institutional racism, transphobia, homophobia, healthcare access, economic injustice, housing insecurity, and food insecurity to name a few. The Prevention and Education Summit shares evidence-based strategies, and best practices to prevent HIV, link individuals to care, and provide culturally competent services to all individuals. The conference explains vital health information in non-academic language, and aims to amplify the voices of PLWHA and ensures that people with lived experiences are able to stand as experts in workshops and discussions


  • LAX Lecture 2019

    June 24, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The Wistar Institute
    3601 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Join us for this free scientific lecture on innovations in HIV/AIDS research, treatment, and prevention, held each year in memory of leading AIDS activist Jonathan Lax. This event is one of the only AIDS Education Month Events that is available by invitation only. For more information on how to get a seat at this year’s Lax Lecture, check back for more information closer to June.


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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.


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