Since 1990 Philadelphia FIGHT (FIGHT) has been providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and vaccines.

Remembering Paul Yabor

It is with great sadness that we announce that Paul Yabor, an AIDS Activist and member of the FIGHT Community passed away. Paul was known across the Philadelphia region as a tireless champion of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS.

FIGHT Remembers Gloria Casarez, Director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs

During her time as the director of the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs, Gloria brought her fierce commitment to justice and equity for the LGBTQ community to city government and shifted the definition of that community to more clearly include people of color, women, and transgender persons. No one before Gloria was able to raise…

Remembering Jaci Adams

Jaci was an unparalleled leader in the Philadelphia transgender community, and her impact on the recognition and rights of trans people in our city was enormous. Born into nightmarish circumstances, gone from home while still a child, living on the streets and surviving however she could, Jaci nevertheless rose above all of it to lead…

Remembering Kiyoshi Kuromiya

FIGHT created this video to honor and remember Kiyoshi Kuromiya in the 10th anniversary of his death, during the 2010 AIDS Education Month. Directed By Alfredo SosaProduced By Mark Seaman2010 © Mighty Head Entertainment/Philadelphia FIGHT.All Rights Reserved.

John Bell 1946-2012

“Half of your rights haven’t been written yet, because you haven’t been here to demand them.” John Bell was an HIV activist, mentor to a generation of ex-offenders, teacher, and our friend. In the years we were privileged to know him, we watched in awe as John took his lived experiences of racism, stigma, war,…

John L. Turner, MD, 1945 – 2008

John L. Turner MD, was Philadelphia FIGHT’s  founding Principal Investigator. John was one of the first physicians, and among the only openly gay physicians, to come forward to treat HIV in the earliest years of the epidemic. His practice provided comfort and solace, but most importantly, hope, for people living with HIV, at a time…

Remembering Martin Delaney, 1945-2009

Founder of Project Inform, Martin came to Philadelphia many times over the years to present lifesaving information and hope to people living with HIV/AIDS and their allies. The following is the announcement sent out by Project Inform: “It is with profound sadness that Project Inform announces the passing this morning of our Founder, Martin Delaney….

Remembering Rebecca Barnebey

Rebecca brought many strengths to the Lax Center in the years she was our nurse manager, and she was loved by patients and staff alike. We extend our deepest condolences to her husband Dennis Barnebey, and to all her family. While Rebecca worked at FIGHT she contributed these thoughts to our website: “I joined FIGHT…