Gay Men's Health

All groups and drop-ins will be suspended starting Monday, March 16 until further notice . Mazzoni Center offers free, confidential rapid HIV testing and STI (sexually transmitted infection) screening services in a supportive, non-judgmental environment at three (3) community based testing locations. More
If you’re a long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS, come share your experience and discover new ways of looking to the future. The Reunion Project is a free daylong meeting for long-term survivors living with HIV/AIDS. Join other long-term survivors of HIV/AIDS to discuss how to live long, healthy lives and THRIVE. Help build a strong community of those of us who are committed to our individual and collective health and wellness. Sponsored by Philadelphia FIGHT, Action Wellness, The Philadelphia AIDS Consortium, William Way Community Center, LGBT Elder Initiative, Positive Women's Network,... More
On Saturday, June 3, Mazzoni Center’s The Real Impact Project (aka TRIP) is thrilled to welcome Big Freedia , aka the Queen of Bounce, for a night of music, dancing and community building at the University of the Arts in Center City Philadelphia. TRIP is a social initiative designed to raise awareness regarding sexual health amongst the African-American... More
The incoming Congress has made removing health care and health protections for millions of people one of its first priorities. More than 1​.1​ million people gained coverage in PA through the Affordable Care Act, including​ nearly​ 7​0​0,000 people that benefited from Medicaid Expansion. On Thursday, January 26th at 11 a.m., ​as Donald Trump and GOP leaders gather in Philadelphia, thousands will rally ​in a show of support for the ACA and protecting access to healthcare ​for all Americans at Thomas Paine Plaza just outside the Municipal Services Building (just across from the north side of... More
Note: this post was written by Maurice McCants-Pearsall, MBA , who serves as a project coordinator for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office , and originally appeared in the special 2016 World AIDS Day issue of the Philadelphia Gay News . We thought it was a terrific overview of the CLUB 1509 project that AACO recently launched,... More
Join Mazzoni Center's TRIP program and Overall Mother Tatyana Xistence for the Countdown to Formation Mini-Ball on Saturday, September 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight at William Way! ALL AGES. Entry is $5 or FREE for anyone who gets tested for HIV/STIs at our Washington West Project (1201 Locust Street) between now and the 24th. Each winner from each category will be entered into a raffle for a chance to... More
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 overall... More
This summer it’s time to get In Formation - and to find out some key information about your HIV status and sexual health. 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 World Tour. Get tested anytime between now and September 23rd and you could win! About TRIP The TRIP program integrates culture and sexual health in order to encourage gay/bisexual/queer men of color... More
It is now clear that the attack that happened at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub was motivated by hatred of LGBTQ people. This attack was perpetrated against a largely Latinx crowd on a night designed to bring people together, to celebrate community in what should have been a safe space. While messages of support and solidarity have been expressed throughout the country, we have so much more work to do as a community, as a nation, and as a society for all LGBTQ people to feel safe, healthy, accepted, and equal. Today we ask everyone to keep these victims and their loved ones in your thoughts... More
Mazzoni Center is proud to be a co-sponsor of the The Reunion Project Philadelphia on Saturday, May 14 at William Way LGBT Community Center . This FREE daylong event aims to bring together long-term survivors of the impact of HIV/AIDS - both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people who have lived through the epidemic. The program includes sessions on aging, grief and loss, patient/provider relationship, HIV medical update, and much more. It's also a chance for you to share stories and explore ways to live long and healthy lives and THRIVE... More