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Philly AIDS Thrift is OPEN with new hours.

Philly AIDS Thrift is OPEN!New shopping hours will be Monday thru Saturday 11 - 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 - 6 p.m. Donations will be taken on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.

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Philly AIDS Thrift On-Site HIV Testing Center

Philly AIDS Thrift now has a rapid HIV testing center RIGHT IN OUR STORE!

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Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room

PhillyAIDSThrift@Giovanni's Room (12th and Pine) brings America's oldest Gay and Lesbian bookstore back to life and expands it to include something for everyone. We're just the most charming and unique store in Center City now.

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    Philly AIDS Thrift On-Site HIV Testing Center

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    Philly AIDS Thrift is excited to announce our new, drop-in HIV testing center on the second floor of our store at 710 S. 5th Street. Open since June 2015, the center offers free, rapid HIV testing in a safe, welcoming, and easily accessible location.

    We have partnered with five local HIV/AIDS service organizations in order to provide these vital services every weekend: Action Wellness, Bebashi, GALAEI, Mazzoni Center, and Philadelphia FIGHT.

    2020 Schedule:            Testing-Room-pic

    Saturday, March 7th: 12-4pm (Drexel)
    Sunday, March 8th: 12-4pm (Drexel)

    Friday, March 13th: 12-4pm (Bebashi)
    Saturday, March 14th: 12-4pm (Bebashi)

    Saturday, March 21st: 12-4pm (Galaei)
    Sunday, March 22nd: 12-4pm (Galaei)

    Friday, March 27th: 3-7pm (Philly FIGHT)

    Who should get tested?

    HIV testing is recommended for anyone between the ages of 13 and 64 as part of routine healthcare. You can’t tell if you have HIV by appearance or health symptoms— HIV testing is the only way to get an accurate diagnosis. Testing is especially recommended for anyone who is sexually active, uses needles to inject drugs or hormones, or has been treated for a sexually transmitted infection.

    HIV doesn’t discriminate based on sexual orientation, relationship status, race, or age. So get tested today!

    How does testing work?

    Services are offered in a private and confidential space in the comfort of our store. You can get results in as little as 20 minutes. Rapid testing is performed by certified HIV test counselors who can provide emotional support, link you to care services, and help keep you and your loved ones healthy.

    $10,000 for William Way!

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    Our check to the William Way Center makes us patrons of this summer’s groundbreaking exhibit at the National Constitution Center’s “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and Supreme Court.” This coincides with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the first demonstrations in support of gay civil rights in the United States, in Philadelphia at Independence Hall in 1965.



    Barbara Gittings

    There will be a weekend full of events, commemorating the anniversary, this 4th of July weekend in Philadelphia. Our satellite store, Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, will be hosting Barbara Gittings day on Sunday, July 5th. Barbara was one of those early marchers and a key figure in the struggle for LGBT freedom. The author of the first and soon-to-be-released, biography of Barbara Gittings will be at PAT@Giovanni’s Room, signing her new book that day!