Whittier Street Health Center becomes part of National HIV Program

Posted on May 23, 2011

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New HIV cases in Roxbury are among the highest in Boston Neighborhood’s. Now Whittier Street Health Center will tackle the problem as part of the HIV in Primary Care Learning Community program. 24 organizations were chosen nationwide as part of President Obama’s national strategy to increase access to care while reducing cases and health disparities linked to HIV.

Brian Hujdich, principal investigator of the national program says that the program will “increase the number of people who know their HIV status by building on current HIV testing and screening efforts and linking Bostonians living with HIV to care”. The program will begin in July after all participants attend a formal training session.

If you need help finding a doctor or an HIV test site, call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050.

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