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March 10th is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD)

Every year on this day — and throughout the month of March — local, state, federal, and national organizations come together to shed light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and show support for those at risk of and living with HIV. This year marks the 14th annual observance of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD).

We’ve made tremendous progress against HIV and AIDS in the U.S., but women remain vulnerable to infection — especially black or African-American and Hispanic women. Any woman who has sex can get HIV, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, or sexual orientation. Today, nearly 1 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with HIV, and nearly 1 in 4 of them are women.

For more information, visit https://www.womenshealth.gov/nwghaad/about.

Finding our voice & reclaiming our health - women and girls health fair

 

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Treat Me Right: STD Awareness Month 2018

Annually, April brings awareness to STDs. This STD Awareness Month, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and other partners are reaching out to healthcare providers and patients alike with this very important message: Treat Me Right. What does that mean? For providers, this involves many aspects of patient care – from fostering a trusting patient-provider relationship to ensuring that patients are correctly diagnosed and treated – and everything in between. For patients, this means knowing what they can do to stay safe and healthy and how to directly ask their provider for the care that they need and deserve. At a time when STDs are at a record high, it’s never been more important to protect your patients’ sexual health as a provider, or stand up for your own sexual health as a patient. Having a strong patient-provider relationship is always important, and the stronger these relationships are, the weaker STDs will become. For more information regarding this important matter, visit the website of the CDC.

April is STI STD Awareness Month

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Health Fact Friday: Did You Know that March 20, 2018 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day?

March 20 is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was first observed in 2007. This day is observed on the first day of Spring each year. March 20, 2018 marks National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on Native Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (collectively referred to as Native people). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 1 in 5 Native Indians and Alaska Natives who were living with HIV in 2013 were unaware of their HIV-positive status. Thus National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is set aside each year to promote HIV education and testing in Native communities. For more information on the current statistics of HIV/AIDS in the Native communities, follow this link Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast

Presented by Philadelphia FIGHT

PHILADELPHIA – The Faith Leaders’ Network of Philadelphia FIGHT will present the Eighth Annual World AIDS Day Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S. Broad St, Philadelphia.

People of faith and faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of the response to HIV and AIDS since the early 1980s, by engaging in practical health care, social and emotional support, pastoral care and advocacy with and for those living with the virus, to eliminate stigma and discrimination and to promote access to treatment for all those living with HIV.

Each year on World AIDS Day (December 1st), Philadelphia’s faith community comes together at the Prayer Breakfast to offer hope and healing for those who are living with HIV/AIDS. At the event, over 250 people will remember those who have passed and those who are still with us and also recommit to standing with our sisters and brothers in faith, in activism, in reducing stigma, and in enduring love.

The keynote speaker is Rev. Jay B. Broadnax, Pastor of Mt. Pisgah AME Church. Rev. Broadnax currently serves as President of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Inc.

The event will also include prayers by Rev. Dr. Quintin Robertson of the Lutheran Theological Seminary and Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard of the Palmer Theological Seminary. The Philadelphia FIGHT Gospel Choir directed by David Winslow and the VOICES of Philadelphia FIGHT Inspirational choir directed by Ruth Naomi Floyd will offer prayer and inspiration in song.

Philadelphia FIGHT provides state of the art, culturally competent primary medical care, consumer education, advocacy, social services, outreach to adults and youth living with HIV and to those who are at high risk, and access to the most advanced clinical research. Each year FIGHT reaches over 8,000 people through its social services and education programs and treats over 2,000 people with HIV at the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center. FIGHT’s goal is to end the AIDS epidemic within the lifetime of those currently living with HIV.

To RSVP, contact Eddie Davis at edavis@fight.org or 215.985.4448 ext. 435 or Calenthia Dowdy at cdowdy@fight.org or 215.985.4448 ext. 253., or visit www.fight.org.

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National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Community Fair

Save The Date: National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Community Fair – March 7, 2015

The event will provide women, girls, and families resources that will help prevent the spread of HIV. There will be a community fair of various health and community-based organizations. Health professionals will be also on site to answer any questions regarding the disease and to provide free and confidential HIV tests. There will also be good music, food, and healthy activities, including storytelling by individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

Philadelphia FIGHT, Caring People Alliance, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia will jointly celebrate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with a community health fair on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 1 – 3 p.m. at R.W. Brown Community Center, 1707 N 8th Street.

Women's HIV Day

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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. Mario Cruz

Dr. Mario CruzDr. 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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