National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Philadelphia FIGHT Celebrates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Community Fair 

PHILADELPHIA –Philadelphia FIGHT will acknowledge National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a community health fair on Saturday, March 11th from 12 – 4 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance to recognize the impact of HIV on women and girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control, women make up 20% of the new HIV infections in the United States. An estimated 88% of women who are living with HIV are diagnosed, but only 32% have the virus under control.

The event will provide women, girls, and families resources that will help prevent the spread of HIV. There will be a community fair of various health and community-based organizations. Noted community activist Feminista Jones will be speaking. Health professionals will be also on site to answer any questions and to provide free and confidential HIV tests. There will also be good music provided by DJ Paper Chase, food, and activities for children. Throughout the day, there will giveaways of exciting prizes including Beats by Dre headphones, Amazon Fire TV sticks, and tablets.

Philadelphia FIGHT is a comprehensive health services organization providing primary care, consumer education, research, and advocacy for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at high risk.  FIGHT’s goal is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.

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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 fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. 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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