HIV and AIDS
AIDS is a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV interferes with your body’s ability to fight off viruses and bacteria that cause disease. If you have been infected with HIV/AIDS, we have the resources you need to live a productive and active life. Our skilled team - the majority of whom have more than a decade of experience in the field - offers you consultation and/or primary care if you are living with HIV or AIDS.
Conditions We Treat in Central Massachusetts
Services available to you, either directly or through referral from your physician, include:
- Care and treatment for HIV/hepatitis C co-infection
- Medication adherence
- Mental health
- Oral health
- Perinatal HIV care
- Primary care
- Substance abuse counseling
- Women's services
Our case management staff can assist you with health insurance eligibility and enrollment, as well as make referrals to other supportive services such as AIDS service organizations, housing programs and immigration assistance.
Expertise for Pregnant Women with HIV
Care for pregnant women with HIV is also available at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Because early detection and treatment of HIV can dramatically reduce the chance of an infant born infected with HIV, UMass Memorial recommends that all pregnant women be tested for the HIV as a routine part of prenatal care.