Lead Navigation Specialist Eran Sargent, MSW
Growing up as an adolescent of color and as a member of the LGBT community, I can vividly recall the fear and angst I would experience at even the slightest mention of HIV. It was a virus that was never thoroughly explained or a topic that was never truly explored, but I was always very scared to know my own status because of the negative things I heard. This was a sentiment that was very common among my friends and peer groups.  Even now, for many reasons, such as stigma and discrimination, I believe people are still afraid to have candid conversations about HIV, sexual health, and Read more...
Vernon Brown
This summer it’s time to get In Formation - and to find out some key information about your HIV status and sexual health.
 
Beyonce Formation World Tour (Chicago)We're excited to announce that Mazzoni’s TRIP program (aka The Real Impact Project) will be raffling off a pair of tickets to Beyonce’s September 29 performance at Lincoln Financial Field as part of the Formation Read more...

25-year-old transwomen Prada from Houston, TX, talks to the CDC's Act Against AIDS project about why she's #DoingIt in the name of HIV awareness and prevention.

We're sharing this and several other stories and videos to help promote the first-ever National Transgender HIV Testing Day - which is Monday, April 18, 2016.

"Getting tested is fundamental," Prada explains."Being black, being with a stigma, being trans, it's a big thing."

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Marilyn talks with the crew of the CDC's Act Against AIDS campaign about why she’s #DoingIt, and the importance of HIV testing in the transgender community. 

We're sharing this video to help promote the first-ever National Transgender HIV Testing Day - which is Monday, April 18, 2016. 

If you're in Philadelphia, stop by our Read more...

You may have seen the news this week about the first documented a case of an individual contracting HIV, a multi-drug resistant strain, while apparently adhering well to the daily regimen of Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).  According to a story published on the “POZ” website on February 25, 2016:
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Every February, the prevention team at Mazzoni Center observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with educational programming, outreach activities and HIV testing at events and in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. February 7 has passed but, for people living with HIV, every day brings awareness to the virus and the stigma that still exist.
 
Another day we celebrated in February is Valentine’s Day. For those who are single it can be a day to dread. This holiday can even be harder for those living with HIV, as love, romance and relationships may Read more...