AIDS Education Month

AIDS Education Month Faith Summit

Since 1994 Philadelphia FIGHT has 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.

What is AIDS Education Month?

June 2018 will mark the 24th year that Philadelphia FIGHT has hosted AIDS Education Month (AEM), a series of events throughout Philadelphia to increase awareness of AIDS and to bring people together to find strategies to combat the virus. Over 10,000 individuals are directly reached by AEM every June.

When is it?

Throughout the month of June starting with the Opening Reception, closing with the Community Cookout, with many events in between.

Where is it?

Various locations throughout the Philadelphia area.

Why Should You Get Involved?

In the United States, over one million people are living with HIV/AIDS and one in five doesn’t know their status. In Philadelphia, the rate of HIV cases is approximately four to five times the national average. We can stop these infections from occurring with increased awareness, accurate HIV Information, and access to resources.

Join us this June for an incredible month of educational events. There are many ways to get involved in the FIGHT!

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