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Boston HAPPENS provides services to youth, 13-24 years old, who are HIV positive or at risk for the disease and other STIs. HAPPENS also offers free HIV counseling and testing and Hepatitis C testing for teens and young adults, ages 13 and older, and free STI (Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia) testing for young people 13-24.
For youth with recent known exposures to HIV, or for victims of sexual assault, we offer Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) treatment and follow-up services, which can greatly reduce the chance of HIV infection. For those who are HIV negative but at high risk, our interdisciplinary team offers education and clinical consultation for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which helps prevent HIV infection.
Bilingual services (English/Spanish; Creole by appointment) are available with bilingual providers, and interpreters for other languages are also available.
We have specialists in adolescent medicine, HIV care, nursing and mental health to answer your questions about HIV and provide you with a wide range of health care and support services, including:
Primary care services
HIV care and medications
Full checkups and lab tests
STD testing and treatment
Birth control and family/pre-conceptual planning
Access to HIV clinical trials
Cervical and anal pap smears
In addition to providing services at Boston Children's, we collaborate with other youth-serving programs throughout Boston, including:
Boston Children's at Martha Eliot Health Center
Dimock Community Health Center's Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project
The Boston HAPPENS Program at Boston Children's Hospital relies on the kind donations of people and groups interested in supporting our work. With donors' help we can provide teens with free HIV counseling and testing, health care and support services.
If you are interested in supporting the Boston HAPPENS Program, please follow these steps to make a donation:
Click on the donations link.
Click on "Make a Gift Now" (purple button in upper left).
Click "Make a Single Gift."
Enter gift amount.
Under Gift to Support, select "Other" in the drop-down menu.
In the blank field, please enter "The Boston HAPPENS Program."
Fill in additional information and click "Process My Gift. "
Boston Children's Hospital Trust
401 Park Drive, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215
The MA Department of Public Health funds our HIV/STI testing and risk reduction counseling.
Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project (BPFAP), Ryan White Part D Program, a project funded by the Ryan White Care Act, HRSA, helps to support outreach, case management, mental health and support group efforts.
The Louise Crane Foundation a portion of our social work, mental health, and community outreach services at Boston HAPPENS.
Last updated Dec 2016.
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