As New England's largest clinic of this type, we treat approximately 130 children, teens and their families each year. A major goal of our program is to strengthen community care by consulting with your child's pediatrician or primary health care provider:
- HIV counseling and testing
- clinical care and case management
- outreach and MassCARE Program assistance
- mental health services
- clinical drug and vaccine trials
- adolescent HIV services.
At CHAP, our researchers are studying once-a-day and combination therapies with the goal of simplifying treatment. We're also working to determine the impact of combining strong anti-viral therapy with medications to treat depression or a co-infection, such as tuberculosis, to make sure drugs continue to be effective when combined. Additionally, we're studying how teen peer groups can encourage adolescents to follow their medication regimen. Internationally, our research focuses on preventing transmission, designing pediatric anti-viral treatments, vaccine testing and preventing tuberculosis in children with HIV.
Free, confidential testing and counseling
Project Protection at Boston Children's at Martha Eliot Health Center provides pre- and post- HIV testing and counseling. These services are free and confidential and are offered by walk-in or appointment. We also provide HIV, STI and hepatitis prevention education.