FIGHT News and Announcements

Philadelphia FIGHT Philly AIDS Walk

FIGHT Community Celebrates the Philly AIDS Walk/Run 5K

Team FIGHT was loud and proud at the 31st Annual Philly AIDS Walk/Run which took place on Sunday October 15th. 100 team members ran, walked and raised emergency funding for people in the HIV community. This year, FIGHT’s theme was “We are Family!” Together, we came out for an amazing cause and showed the community…

D Deone Powell

FIGHT Welcomes D. Deone Powell as General Counsel

FIGHT welcomes D. Deone Powell, Esquire to the FIGHT family as our new full-time General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. Deone will be serving in a cross-functional role as a member of the leadership team and will add value by providing to senior management effective advice on company strategies and their implementation.  He will also…

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.

John Bell HEP C Dr Trooskin

C a DIFFERENCE at FIGHT!

C a Difference Team Introducing the C a Difference team led by Stacey Trooskin, MD, PhD, MPH, FIGHT’s Director of Viral Hepatitis Programs. The program focuses on visualizing a future free of hepatitis C. It’s a multidisciplinary approach to care, delivered by a team of passionate advocates who built this program from scratch. C a…

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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Dr. Karam Mounzer

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