Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research at BMC

Center for HIV/AIDS Care & Research

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Adherence Clinic

The Adherence Clinic provides patient support crucial to successful treatment of HIV, and fosters research projects to enhance patient adherence to medications, improve patient-provider communication and support other ground-breaking pharmacy-related interventions. The HIV Adherence Clinic is fully integrated into the CHACR’s patient care practices. The clinic enrolls HIV-positive patients who are new to antiretroviral therapy (ARVT) medications for the treatment of HIV and patients who are ARVT-experienced patients who are switching to a new regimen. We provide adherence reinforcement for patients who have detectable HIV (viral load) while on ARVT.

Referrals to the Adherence Clinic

Patients can be referred to the Adherence Clinic by their provider, or they may self-refer, for the following issues:

  • Initiation of a new or first HIV treatment regimen in the near future [Medication in Hands Adherence Program (MHAP) funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health]

  • Evaluation of factors leading to loss of HIV suppression

  • Drug-drug interaction issues

  • Management of ARVT-associated side effects

  • Drug information questions

For additional information, please contact Dr. Hélène Hardy at 617.414.5401 or


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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