Boston HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services (HAPPENS) | Your Visit

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We offer free and confidential HIV and Hepatitis C testing to teens and young adults ages 13 and older. And if you are HIV positive, we can help make sure you get into care and receive the services and support you need.

Testing is safe and easy:

  • Testing is FREE for ALL teens and young adults, ages 13 and older.

  • It's confidential. We will not share your results with anyone else. 

  • We offer a blood test for HIV, Hepatis C, and Syphilis. We also offer a urine test for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia. 

  • You do not need permission from your parent or guardian to get tested.

Plus, counselors are on hand during your HIV test to answer all of your questions, including:

  • How to reduce your risk for HIV

  • What to do if you have tested positive for HIV

  • How to help a friend who may have HIV

  • How to help a family member who may have HIV

  • How to have safer sex and healthy relationships

  • Where to get emergency "morning after" contraception treatment

For Youth at Risk for HIV, STIs, and Viral Hepatitis

  • Free HIV counseling and testing (also available for adults, ages 13 and older)

  • Free STI Screening for young adults 13-24 

  • Free male and female condoms, lube, and other risk reduction and educational materials

  • Referrals for birth control, family planning, mental health, substance abuse counseling and other services

  • Post-exposure prophylaxis and HIV testing, follow-up and counseling for young people exposed to HIV through sex or needles or who are victims of sexual assault.

  • Pre-exposure prophlyaxis (PrEP) counseling and for young people are HIV negative but at high risk of infection

Treatment & Counseling Walk-in Hours

Day

HAPPENs at MEHC
75 Bickford Street, Jamaica Plain

HAPPENS at 333
333 Longwood Avenue, Boston

Monday

Closed

9am-4:30pm.

Tuesday

Closed

10am-6pm

Wednesday

Call for Availability

9am-4:30pm

Thursday

Call for Availability

10am-6pm

Friday

Call for Availability

9am-4:30pm

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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