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AIDS Care Project


The AIDS Care Project (ACP)
provides free acupuncture for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Treatment is provided in a unique traditional acupuncture setting utilizing a group treatment healing experience by licensed acupuncturists with specialized HIV training.  

Appointments are available: 

Monday 4pm - 8 pm
Tuesday 12 noon - 4 pm
Wednesday 12 noon - 4 pm
Friday 9 am - 1 pm

  Contact:
   Colbey Ricklefs or Amanda Hart
   at 617-859-3036, ext. 210 

"The AIDS Care Project has brought great hope back into my life." - ACP client

Using a public health model, ACP works in communities where HIV disease is prevalent to insure equal access to treatment, to provide appropriate care, and to educate the public and healthcare providers about the effects that traditional East Asian medicine has on HIV/AIDS. Through federal and local public health funding, we are able to offer services at low or no cost to clients. Our healing, education, and research activities are all client-centered with the goal of empowering individuals to have an expanded role in their healthcare.

"My knowledge is respected as are my needs. I always ask questions, and the response is always patient and informative." - ACP client

ACP has become a national model in the field of public health and continues to grow. We have several locations throughout Massachusetts as well as a home-visit program in Western Mass. With a staff of over 25, we are now the largest public health clinic for complementary therapies and HIV in the nation. In 1998 the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts awarded ACP the Community Recognition Award for work in the HIV/AIDS community; this is the only award voted on by HIV/AIDS clients themselves.

"The service provided is excellent and has been a tremendous help to me in dealing with my HIV infection and more importantly with the side effects of medications I am taking...Coming to the clinic is like coming home to family." - ACP client

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

AIDSCARE BACKGROUND INFO


Main Clinic

Pathways
35 West Newton St.
Boston, MA 02118
617-859-3036, ext 0
Monday — Saturday, day and evening appointments available

Satellite Clinics

Massachusetts General Hospital*
Infectious Diseases

55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
617-726-3907
(Spanish)
(*HIV positive clients only)

TUFTS Medical Center*
Infectious Diseases Clinic
3rd Floor Biewend Building
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 636-7010
(Spanish)

(* Tufts ID clinic patients only)

Tufts Cancer Infusion Center**
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-636-7654

** TuftsCancer Infusion Center patients only)

Zinberg Clinic
@ Cambridge City Hospital**

1439 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-1606 for appointment
(Spanish)
(**HIV positive clients at Cambridge Hospital only
)

Home Visit Program
Greater Boston Area Only
Request home visits for acupuncture or shiatsu/massage at 617.859.3036 x 320
(Spanish)

( )= additional languages spoken

 
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