At AIDS Action we take a comprehensive approach to HIV prevention and care, and it works. Since 1999 we’ve helped reduce new HIV diagnoses in Massachusetts by 53%, which has meant that over 5,000 people who might otherwise have become HIV positive have remained negative, and more than $2 billion in health care costs will be saved.
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.