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HIV & AIDS

Do the health centers offer care for patients with HIV?

Our health centers provide care for persons living with HIV. Our staff includes an infectious disease specialist physician, a registered nurse and a social worker. Many health centers offer additional services including case management, nutrition counseling and mental health support and referral.

You may browse by neighborhood to find health centers near you.

Can patients receive HIV testing at a health center?

All of our health centers can provide confident HIV testing services. Patients may receive services on a walk-in basis, but are encouraged to make an appointment.

You may browse by neighborhood to find health centers near you.

  • Where can I get information about HIV prevention, treatments or resources for persons with HIV?

The Health Information Hotline provides up-to-date information about HIV prevention, treatments and resources in the Philadelphia area. The phone number for the hotline is 215-985-2437.

The AIDS Library website provides information about local resources as well as links to many sites focusing on HIV treatments.

Where can I get free HIV testing?

Free HIV testing is available at many sites in Philadelphia. The Health Information Hotline (215-985-2437) can provide information about a site convenient for you.

You also can use the interactive map below to find an HIV testing site. Click on any marker to view location details.

Key

Red: City health centers
Orange: Community-based organizations
Green: Medical providers
Purple: Sites that are part of a hospital system

  • How can I get help resolving a problem with my doctor, case manager, or other HIV service provider?

The Health Information Hotline can help you with problems with HIV service providers and help you get the services you need. The phone number for the hotline is 215-985-2437.

Where can I get information and statistics about HIV epidemiology?

The annual HIV Surveillance Report provides information about the epidemic in Philadelphia. To get a paper copy of the report or to request other HIV data, please email.