P.O.P Program

Prioritizing Our People

Prioritizing Our People (POP) focuses on building community wellness, HIV prevention and sexual education. The P.O.P program offers HIV 101, 201, 301 courses for community members and youth to learn even more about their sexual and physical health. It is through the lens of social and radical justice that the P.O.P program works to offer linkage to educational resources, food banks, housing referrals. The P.O.P program continues to provide access to equitable healthcare information, activism, and affirmation to the QTBIPOC community by debunking the myths around HIV to end the epidemic, uplifting the  QTIBPOC Community.

 

 

Access to Oraquick: galaei’s P.O.P program offers free ORAQUICK in-house. OraQuick is a 20 minute at-home HIV test. OraQuick is accessible in English and Spanish.

 

 

Linkage To HIV and PrEP Care:  galaei’s P.O.P Program collaborates with local community based organizations to bridge the gap between  HIV and PrEP care for QTBIPOC community members who are newly diagnosed with HIV as well as those who seek out PrEP/PEP navigation for community members who are non-reactive and interested in PrEP/PEP. Some of the local community based organizations that the P.O.P program collaborates with are

 

 

Yoga For All Bodies

Yoga: A free monthly community event for QTBIPOC in the West Kensington/North Philly/Norris Square Park area. The All Body Series focuses on inclusivity of all bodies through movement, yoga and wellness. The specific centering of breath and stillness allows community members the permission to observe self and others, to see and be seen.

 

 

 

 

AHF (AIDS Healthcare Foundation) Philadelphia: 

1211 Chestnut St Ste #405, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 971-2804

Monday: 10am to 6pm

Tues, Weds, and Thurs: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Fri, Sat, and Sun: Closed

Age: 18+

Insured and Uninsured 

 

 

Drexel Partnership Services:

1427 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, (215) 762-2530

Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri – 8am to 5pm

Wednesday – 8am to 6:30pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed 

Ages: 18+

Insured and “uninsured”

 

Children’s Hospital:

 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (215) 590-1000

Open 24 hours 

Age: 21 and younger

 

Access to free Condoms, Lube, Internal Condoms, and More…

 

HIV Counseling and Prevention Education: galaei offers one on one counseling to the QTBIPOC community members through Harm Reduction, Prevention Education and Sexual Reproductive Health navigation. 

 

 

 

Jai Thompson, Deputy Director  (they/them) jthompson@galaei.org 

Jorian Rivera-Veintidos, Prevention and Education Manager (they/them) jveintidos@galaei.org 

Nelson Torres-Gomez, Prevention and Education Coordinator (they/them) nelson@galaei.org

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