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Organization - AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts


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AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
Last updated on May 6, 2015

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Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc. (AAC), is New England’s first and largest AIDS service organization. AAC provides services for men, women and children living with AIDS and HIV; educates the public and health professionals about how to prevent HIV transmission in accordance with harm reduction principles; and advocates for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal levels. AAC also provides targeted outreach to those most vulnerable to HIV infection. In 2010, AAC merged with Cambridge Cares About AIDS to more efficiently deliver AIDS services in the Greater Boston area and expand its capacity for social justice work aimed at reducing the disparities among those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. AAC runs the only statewide AIDS/STD Hotline (1-800-235-2331) and Hepatitis Hotline (1-888-443-4372). All Hotlines offer multilingual support. Free and confidential rapid HIV testing and counseling, and clean needle exchange are also available.

Description:
Through a supportive effort between staff and hundreds AIDS Action volunteers we provide support services for people living with HIV and AIDS; educate the public and health officials; and advocate for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal level.

Through our client service programs, we continue to optimize the health of individuals and families already affected by this disease. AAC provides case management, treatment adherence support, financial and legal counseling, and housing assistance.
AIDS Action is committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS through innovative and science-based prevention and education programs. These programs specifically target youth and individuals living in high-risk communities.
AIDS Action Committee is a leader in advocating on the city, state and federal level for fair and effective HIV/AIDS policies and funding. Policy issues include: Ryan White CARE Act, Pharmacy Access Campaign, State funding for HIV/AIDS.

Contact person: Rylee Hollett, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)


Office fax number: (617) 450-1323

Address:
 75 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02119
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.aac.org/volunteer

Directions:

 We are located a five minute walk from the Jackson Squre T stop (orange line).
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: Jackson Square (Orange line),
  Walk distance (in minutes): 5
  Nearest Bus Stop: Jackson Square, 5 minute walk

Miscellaneous Information
What is the type of this organization?
501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Does the agency conduct CORI checks?
No
Last updated on May 6, 2015


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