TEACH Outside

Treatment Education Activists Combating HIV

Project TEACH Outside is a 5 week-long educational and activist training course designed for individuals living with HIV who have been recently released from prison or jail. Topics include living healthy with HIV, basic HIV treatment information, strategies for rebuilding our lives after imprisonment, stress management, and wellness, accessing supportive services and AIDS and prison activism.

TEACH Outside starts soon! Submit an application for class or contact instructors:

Teresa Sullivan at 215-525-0460 ext. 405

Elisabeth Long at 215-525-0460 ext. 417

Email: teach@fight.org

Enhancing Linkages Project

FIGHT offers prison linkage services to individuals living with HIV who are imprisoned within the Philadelphia Prison System. Linkage specialists are available for advocacy, support, education, and linkages to medical care and supportive services upon release. FIGHT’s Jonathan Lax Treatment Center offers expedited medical appointments for individuals returning home from jail. Case management, mental health and drug and alcohol treatment is also available.

Contact Hannah Zellman at 215-525-0460 ext. 402 or zellman@fight.org for more information.

What They’re Saying about TEACH Outside

“I don’t know if I would say that you saved my life. But you did save my future.”
-TEACH Outside Graduate

“While I was doing time in Philly, I learned I was positive in a room with no curtains. I was crying and everybody was walking by. I felt like killing myself.”
-TEACH Outside Graduate

“When you’re caught in the system, you end up going right back into it. And that’s what I’m trying to help prevent. I know it’s a hard task, but by participating in TEACH Outside and the Philadelphia County Coalition for Prison Health Care, at least I know I’m trying.”
-TEACH Outside Graduate

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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