The mission of the Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research (CHACR) at Boston Medical Center is to provide exceptional medical care, comprehensive support services and novel prevention and treatment options to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Our goal is to improve quality of life; to conduct cutting-edge research to promote optimal patient care; and to educate patients, their families and providers to expand knowledge, affect behaviors and prevent the spread of HIV.
Leading Provider of HIV/AIDS Care
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As one of the leading providers of HIV/AIDS care in the country, the Center blends its wealth of experience in caring for patients with HIV and AIDS with the latest prevention and treatment options developed through basic and clinical research. The CHACR provides high-quality, culturally sensitive patient care in a comprehensive setting. Our patients have access to HIV pharmacists, case managers, social workers, mental health counselors and certified HIV nurses, in addition to their HIV doctor. A clinical study staff provides opportunities for patients to enroll in clinical trials that offer access to investigational drugs not otherwise available.
CHACR clinicians and researchers are members of the faculties of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
In addition to clinical care, research and teaching, the CHACR focuses on extensive community service. Each year, we sponsor a World AIDS Day and Gay Pride event to educate and honor the HIV and BMC communities. Through our programs here at BMC and collaborations with local community-based organizations, CHACR also offers regular HIV prevention education, testing, counseling and support groups to the people of greater Boston, regardless of status or ability to pay.