In the United States, the number of HIV and AIDS cases reported among youths age 13 to 24 years continues to rise. St. Christopher's is working hard to find these HIV-positive kids and keep them in care.
Living with HIV as a teen is difficult. There are many treatment options to consider, and healthy habits are more important than ever. Kids often think they are totally alone. At St. Christopher's, we believe HIV-positive teens can live a healthy life if they get the care they need early on.
The Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Mission
- To reduce the incidence and prevalence of HIV among youth in the Philadelphia community.
- To provide support and treatment for youth living with HIV and those "at risk" in the Philadelphia community.
- To increase awareness among youth about HIV (prevention, risk reduction methods, testing and treatment options) and provide support services (including referrals).
Care for HIV-positive youth is offered in a friendly environment with lots of support services. If you know that you are positive and need help, please contact us. The Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is committed to helping you live a long, healthy life.
We offer free and confidential rapid and standard HIV testing. No appointment is necessary. Our office is located at 3601 A Street, Nelson Pavilion – South Wing, Philadelphia, PA 19134 (get directions). Hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Early Intervention/Outreach Team
Our outreach team provides HIV education workshops, presentations, and testing throughout the Philadelphia community.
Social Work and Case Management
Our social work and case management services include assistance with health care, transportation, mental health services, recreational activities, and most importantly, a youth-friendly environment.
We offer various support groups for boys and girls infected at birth, teens, gay, bisexual or questioning boys, and young women.
Teen Peer Academy
Become a peer counselor and provide support. Training is available.
The following health care professionals are available at the Pediatric/Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
- Four physicians (Primary Care/HIV Care Specialists)
- Two physician assistants
- Four social workers
- Prevention case management/CRCS
- Assistant case management
- Child life specialist
- Peer counselors
- Youth outreach & community testing events coordinator
- Adolescent HIV educators/testing specialists
Want To Know More?
The Pediatric/Adolescent HIV/AIDS team at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is available to speak with you at 215-427-5284. Learn more about The Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
Teen Testing Program
3601 A Street, Nelson Pavilion – South Wing
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215-427-5284 or 215-427-5561
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is an academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University College of Medicine.