At AIDS Action, we take a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and care, and it works. Since 2000, we’ve helped reduce new HIV diagnoses in Massachusetts by 41%, saving the state more than $1.8 billion in HIV-related healthcare costs.
Our programs are designed for those most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. We empower our clients to live better lives by engaging with them to create practical, workable strategies to reduce their risk of HIV infection. We also assist clients with getting tested for HIV and obtaining medical care, housing, and access to benefits offered by state and federal agencies.
We go beyond the basics of providing safer sex kits and HIV meds, and work face to face with the people most affected by HIV. We understand their complex needs and how these needs impact their health.
If you’re trapped in an abusive relationship, it can be hard to insist on using condoms.
If you’re looking for a place to sleep, it can be hard to keep track of your meds.
If depression or addiction take charge of your life, it can be hard to focus on your health.
These experiences are all too common for the thousands of people we work with, most of whom have incomes of less than $10,000 a year. That’s why we provide comprehensive support services to help HIV-negative people stay negative and to keep HIV-positive people in good health. As a result, our clients are more likely to know their HIV status, connect with the health care system, and keep themselves and their families safer from HIV infection.
Questions? Call us at 617.437.6200 or email [email protected].