Wistar Collaboration

The Wistar Institute and Philadelphia FIGHT have collaborated for over 10 years. The Wistar Institute’s HIV-1 partnership program provides access to information and opportunities for direct involvement in basic immunotherapy research for a patient population of over 4,000 individuals with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area. This partnership, which is the first of its kind, encourages people living with HIV/AIDS to participate in research, not just by donating their blood, but also by learning about the research. Over 2,000 people living with HIV have participated in Wistar/FIGHT’s research over the past five years.

The Wistar Institute is an independent nonprofit biomedical research institution dedicated to discovering the causes and cures for major diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. For more information, visit the Wistar Institute website

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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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June is AIDS Education Month

AIDS Education Month June
June 2017 is the 23rd year that Philadelphia FIGHT hosted 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. Over 10,000 individuals are directly reached by AEM every June. Learn About AIDS Education Month