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Bridging the Gaps

FIGHT Partnership with Bridging the Gaps

Each summer, FIGHT works with Bridging the Gaps students representing health and social service disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, nursing, social work, public health and related fields.

Remembering Jules Buchanan

It is with heartbreaking sadness that we announce that Jules Buchanan, one of FIGHT’s Project TEACH instructors, has passed away. Jules was a ray of sunshine to so many of the staff and participants. He was and is simply irreplaceable. Jules was joy.

C a Difference - Dr Trooskin

Dr. Trooskin and C A Difference Lobby for Change

Congratulations to FIGHT’s Dr. Stacey Trooskin and the entire C A Difference program for successfully lobbying the Pennsylvania Department of Health to change the state’s Medicaid policy to expand coverage of life-saving drugs to treat Hepatitis C!

Paul Yabor with Group

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.

June is AIDS Education Month 2017

June is AIDS Education Month

Beginning on June 1st, FIGHT will host the 23rd annual AIDS Education Month (AEM), a series of events throughout Philadelphia to increase AIDS awareness and to bring people together to find strategies to combat the virus. Register Now

C a Difference - Dr Trooskin

C a Difference

C a Difference is a comprehensive hepatitis C (HCV) testing and linkage-to-care program at FIGHT. C a Difference provides care for patients diagnosed with chronic HCV those at risk for HCV infection.

GILHIVG-63315_M2 PrEP Discover Study

New Clinical Research Opportunity

DISCOVER is a new clinical study to evaluate if a once-daily investigational medicine can help reduce the risk of getting HIV infection from sex (PrEP). If you are accepted, you will receive study-related exams, lab tests, and study medicine at no cost.

PrEP

PrEP is one pill swallowed once a day that can prevent HIV infection by more than 95%. Philadelphia FIGHT is committed to providing access to PrEP to all individuals, regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay.

2017 AIDS Education Month Kickoff at the Philadelphia Convention Center

AIDS Education Month 2017 Kickoff

On Wednesday January 25th, FIGHT hosted the kick-off for AIDS Education Month 2017, attended by over 300 planning partners, community members and AEM Co-chair, Reggie Shuford from ACLU-PA and FIGHT Board Secretary Lovada Washington.

Spotlight On

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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Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center

FIGHT Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center - Dr. Mario Cruz
This NOVEMBER Philadelphia FIGHT will be opening a new Pediatric and Adolescent Health Center dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive, primary care to address the physical, emotional and sexual health needs of inner-city children and youth from birth through age 24.