FIGHT News and Announcements

Larry Kramer By David Shankbon

The death of Larry Kramer

Philadelphia FIGHT mourns the death of Larry Kramer, the most important AIDS activist in the history of the epidemic. Founder of both the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Larry was instrumental in the creation not one but both of the gay community’s responses to the AIDS epidemic.

Word Wednesday - Contact Tracing

Contact Tracing

The process of closely monitoring those who are exposed to an infected person. It includes identifying contacts of the infected person, listing and informing those contacts of the infected person, and following up to check up on contacts’ infection and symptoms.

National Institutes of Health Panel Issues New Guidelines

A National Institutes of Health panel has released new guidelines on treating patients with COVID-19. Here are some of the highlights: The panel does not recommend any drug for pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis outside of clinical trials. It does not make a recommendation for specific antiviral or immunomodulatory treatments, as no drug has been proven…

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Masks: What to do?

The CDC now recommends wearing masks or face coverings when outside the home to help prevent community spread of coronavirus.

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.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development and mentorship. In 2019 he received the Greater Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for Innovations in Healthcare.


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