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Our Mission

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

CHACR is integrally involved in
BMC’s Infectious Disease Practice 
and offers a continuum of services for patients who are HIV-positive or have AIDS. We have the largest HIV/AIDS program in the New England area and one of the largest STD practices in Massachusetts.

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.  

They represent over a dozen departments and specialties, and their expertise ranges from innate immunity to HIV drug adherence to preconception counseling for HIV-positive couples. They mentor undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty. Both CHACR faculty and staff participate in patient and provider education.

Community Service

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.

Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research
Center for HIV/AIDS Care and Research


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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