Community Prevention & Navigation Services

The Community Prevention and Navigation Services program at Philadelphia FIGHT aims to provide HIV prevention services, linkage to care throughout the city of Philadelphia.

Three in 10 new HIV diagnoses come from people that don’t know they have it. The CDC recommends that people aged 13 to 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested at least once a year. Testing at least annually will help you not only continued to stay informed about HIV and your health but will be beneficial in the event of an HIV reactive result. As with any disease, early detection is key! Early detection will lead to immediate HIV treatment with antiretroviral therapy, which helps people living with HIV stay healthy and minimize the risk of HIV transmission to your partner.  Testing at least yearly will also help those who have a non-reactive result continue to have discussions with testing specialists regarding the most current risks and best prevention methods.

HIV Testing Information

  • Free Rapid HIV test (60 seconds)
  • Education session on topic about HIV, STDs, Condoms, and other health screenings.
  • Free Condoms and lubricants

Linkage To Care Information

  • PrEP
  • Navigation Services
    • Access to primary care appointments
    • Access to health insurance
    • Help you obtain appointments for medical and social services
    • PrEP
    • Locate sites that will help you with education, employment and resume building
    • Assist you in the housing application and appointment process
    • Supply you with free condoms

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Testing Times and Locations

Free, Confidential 1-minute Rapid HIV Testing

9am to 4pm:
1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor

2pm to 5pm:
Mobile Testing Unit parked at Point Breeze and Snyder Avenue

2nd WEDNESDAY of the Month
9am to 2pm:
Zion Ame Church, 1600 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

2nd FRIDAY of the Month
1pm and 4am:
Diversified Community Services, 1529 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Last FRIDAY of the Month
Philly AIDS Thrift, 710 S 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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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