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Frequently Asked Questions

HIV & AIDS

Do the health centers offer care for patients with HIV/AIDS?

Our health centers provide care for HIV-infected patients. 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 counseling and testing services at a health center?

All of our health centers can provide counseling and testing services. There are social workers in each center qualified to offer confidential testing services. Patients may receive these services on a walk-in basis, but are encouraged to make an appointment. Patients requesting anonymous testing are referred to Health Center #1.

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

  • Where can I get information about HIV/AIDS prevention, treatments or local services for persons with HIV/AIDS?

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

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

Where can I get free anonymous HIV testing?

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

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

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

Where can I get information and statistics about HIV/AIDS epidemiology?

The annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Report provides information about the epidemic in Philadelphia. To get a paper copy of the report or to request other HIV and AIDS data, please contact Mark Shpaner by phone at 215-685-4777, by fax at 215-685-5293, or by email.