Founded in 1983, is a not-for-profit
, community-based health organization whose mission is to stop the epidemic and related health inequities by eliminating new infections, maximizing healthier outcomes of those infected and at risk, and attacking the root causes of HIV/AIDS
Based in Boston
, it is New England
's oldest and largest AIDS service organization. In 2010, AAC merged with into a new agency operating under the AIDS Action Committee name. The organizations joined together after nearly two years of strategic planning and stakeholder-led development. The partnership was motivated by the desire to transform the way AIDS services are delivered in the Greater Boston area.
AIDS Action provides free, confidential services to more than 3,500 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS
as well as prevention services to many thousands of men, women and youth who are not living with HIV or do not know their status.
advocates for fair and effective HIV/AIDS
policy at the city, state and federal levels, focusing on science-based prevention, racial and ethnic health disparities, privacy and confidentiality, and funding. AAC also works with AIDS Action Council, which advocates primarily on the national level for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS
AIDS Action Committee provides direct services to people living with HIV in Massachusetts, including housing advocacy, legal services, drug & alcohol support and support groups.
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