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
- Navigation Services
- Access to primary care appointments
- Access to health insurance
- Help you obtain appointments for medical and social services
- 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