Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research at BMC

Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research

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The CHACR offers a variety of prevention and treatment options for both HIV-positive patients and those at high-risk. As part of Boston Medical Center we are committed to providing exceptional care, without exception to each of our patients. Our highly trained, compassionate staff is deeply devoted to the work we do both in the clinic and in the community.

Each patient is surrounded by an experienced team of medical professionals that comprises a nurse, physician and medical case manager, with immediate access to mental health clinicians, substance abuse counselors and clinical pharmacists, as needed. They provide culturally sensitive, reliable and effective HIV/AIDS primary and specialty medical care, mental health and social services, medication adherence counseling, and access to new drug therapies that may not be available to the general public.

Special care and advice are available to HIV-positive women, including women who are pregnant or would like to become pregnant. Educational programs, support groups and access in the same clinic to liver, lung, cancer and psychiatric HIV/AIDS specialists make the CHACR a highly effective multidisciplinary care provider. The CHACR also offers free HIV and STD testing, education and counseling and helps newly diagnosed patients obtain prompt access to medical care. Multilingual providers are available.

The CHACR staff creates an individualized treatment plan for each patient. This involves assessing the patient's overall health to ensure the best medications are prescribed, creating a nutrition plan and considering a variety of mental health options, from psychiatrists to support groups. The doctors in the CHACR are at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research and treatment. Patients are secure in the knowledge that their caregivers have strong, specialized backgrounds in caring for patients with HIV/AIDS and their unique needs.

Our Patients Can

  • Receive care from world-class nurses and doctors who are trained and experienced in primary and specialized care of patients with HIV/AIDS

  • Talk with a pharmacist who specializes in HIV/AIDS and participate in a formal adherence program

  • Join support groups

  • Have the help of a case manager throughout treatment, at every visit

  • Take advantage of new drug and other treatments that may not yet be available to the general public

  • Attend educational talks

  • Access doctors, nurses and programs focused on women with HIV

  • Have onsite consultations with liver, lung, cancer and psychiatric HIV/AIDS specialists

  • See experienced staff for HIV and STD testing and counseling

  • Make direct connections to the services of community agencies for assistance with transportation, employment, housing, food, social activities, legal aid and more
    Receive care from multilingual providers

To make a patient appointment or for more information, please call 617.414.4290.


Call: 617.414.4290
Fax: 617.414.4285

STD Program

Call: 617.414.4290, option #3
STD Hotline: 617.414.4081

Boston Medical Center
Center for Infectious Diseases
Dowling Building
Ground Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

HIV Testing/Project TRUST

Walk-in Service / No Appointment Necessary
Call: 617.414.4495

721 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02118
M– F, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Testing available 9 am – 4 pm

Refer a Patient

Call: 617.414.4290
Fax: 617.414.4285

Administration Offices

Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research
Dowling Building, 3rd Floor
771 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.7059
Fax: 617.638.8070

Evans Biomedical Research Center
650 Albany Street, 6th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.3504
Fax: 617.414.5283

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