Community Based Prevention Services

FIGHT HIV Counseling and Testing

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.

We offer drop-in, rapid HIV testing Monday through Friday from 10am-3pm at our 1233 Locust Street and 1207 Chestnut Street locations.

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.

Program Information

  • Phone: 215.985.4448 ext. 230

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

FIGHT Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center - 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