Community Prevention & Navigation Service

The Counseling and Testing team at Philadelphia FIGHT seeks to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission by providing the most up-to-date information about HIV to those who need it most.

The Counseling and Testing team at Philadelphia FIGHT seeks to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission by providing the most up-to-date information about HIV to those who need it most. Counseling and Testing also helps individuals create personalized risk reduction plans to protect themselves and others from HIV. Additionally, our Counseling and Testing Staff are trained to assist individuals living with HIV get the medical care and services they need.According to the City of Philadelphia AIDS Activities Coordinating Office, Philadelphia is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Pennsylvania. More than 30,000 Philadelphia residents are living with the virus that causes AIDS. Many people do not know their status and have never been tested. HIV testing at Philadelphia FIGHT is free of cost and completely confidential.

Starting on July 30, 2018, we will offer drop-in, rapid HIV testing Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm at 1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor.

Counseling and testing services are also provided at various sites throughout the city. Our counselors are in the community, and offer the same level of high quality confidentiality and counseling available in our offices.

Testing Times and Locations

Free, Confidential 1-minute Rapid HIV Testing

Monday – Friday

10am to 3pm: New Location starting July 30. 2018 at 1207 Chestnut Street, 4th Floor.

Monday

6pm to 9pm: Walgreens @ 1800 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Tuesday

4pm to 7pm: Walgreens @ 4201 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

1pm to 5pm: Mobile Testing Unit parked at Point Breeze and Snyder Avenue

Wednesday

9am to 2pmZion Ame Church 1600 S 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19145

Friday

9pm and 12am (late night testing): Walgreens @ 4201 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140

Saturday

1pm to 3pm: Walgreens 1800 South (1800 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(We are now testing on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month only.)

Program Information

Working to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission with the most up-to-date information.

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


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