Did you know…
- Every 11 minutes, someone in the US is infected with HIV.
- There are more than 1.1 million people living with HIV in the US.
- 25% of HIV positive people are also living with hepatitis C.
On Sunday June 2nd the 28th AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run will take place at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. This year the Harbor Health team will be walking to show our support and need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $2,000.00. The AIDS Walk is AIDS Action Committee’s biggest event of the year, so you don’t want to miss it!
All donations go to support the AIDS Action Committee (AAC). AAC is the largest AIDS service organization in New England, providing services to over 2,000 clients in the Boston and Cambridge areas. Clients count on services like healthcare management, utility assistance, prevention, legal assistance and case management in order to improve their overall health and quality of life.
Harbor Health Services is also helping to fight HIV/AIDS by providing prevention, medical, and support services and care to those who are at risk or infected with HIV/AIDS. Our HIV program is run out of both Neponset Health Center (NHC) and Geiger Gibson Community Health Center (GGCHC) with select services offered at Harbor Community Health Center- Hyannis. The Community Programs’ staff works out of both sites (NHC & GGCHC) to ensure that patients are receiving accessible, high quality care which includes: Primary care, dental care, pharmacy services, and behavioral health to name a few.
Walk-in rapid HIV testing and counseling is also provided at both sites:
Geiger Gibson Community Health Center
250 Mount Vernon St. Dorchester, MA
Tuesdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm
Neponset Health Center
398 Neponset Ave. Dorchester, MA
Wednesdays from 3:00pm-7:00pm
For more information on our walk-in rapid HIV testing, please call: 617-533-2236
For more information on our HIV-related medical and supportive services, please call: 617-533-2213
Join Harbor Health’s team in the fight against HIV/AIDS! Donate here!
Statistical Information received from http://action.aac.org/site/DocServer/AWB5K_Fundraising_Toolkit_Web_4_Stats_and_Facts.pdf?docID=7545