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A New Model of Care: The Trans* Wellness Project

Mazzoni Center is the only health care provider in the Philadelphia region specifically targeting the unique health care needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest AIDS service organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the fourth-oldest in the nation. As the organization has evolved to meet the needs of our constituents, Mazzoni Center has combined HIV/AIDS-related services and health services and developed a reputation for excellence and innovation in service delivery...

Posted By: Laura Sorensen, Trans* Care Coordinator, Mazzoni Center - Tuesday, August 19, 2014


World Hepatitis Day 2014: "Think Again"

World Hepatitis Day, on July 28, is an annual reminder of the fight that remains to battle this global killer. Around the world, viral hepatitis -- primarily hepatitis B and C -- kills as many people as HIV/AIDS, and in the United States, hepatitis C-related liver illnesses are both a leading cause of death for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and independently surpassed HIV/AIDS deaths in 2007. As one of the communities disproportionately affected by viral hepatitis, at least 25% of PLWHA also have hepatitis C, and about 10% are co-infected with hepatitis B.

Posted By: Christine Rodriguez, Public Policy Manager, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable - Friday, July 25, 2014


Making HIV Care Connections with Incarcerated Clients

One in seven people living with HIV will pass through the prison system at some point in their life.* ActionAIDS created the Philadelphia Linkage Program, 23 years ago, to support these specific individuals within this marginalized population. Serving primarily those newly diagnosed, and/or those at the highest risk of becoming lost to care, we provide our Case Management services to those incarcerated within the Philadelphia Prison System (PPS).

Posted By: Odessa Summers, BS Senior Prison Medical Case Manager, ActionAIDS - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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