HIV/STI Services

Working within our Portuguese-speaking communities to help you, your family and friends stay healthy and informed!


Are you at risk of HIV infection?

Getting tested is the only way to know if you have HIV, a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) or Hepatitis.




MAPS Community Health Educators can also provide you with:

  • A personalized risk reduction plan
  • Access and linkage for your health care needs
  • Case management and referrals
  • Assistance if living with HIV/AIDS/STIs or Hepatitis

Did you know…

  • Approximately 1.1 million Americans are currently living with an HIV infection. Of those people, about 16% do not even know they are infected.
  • HIV disease remains a significant cause of death for certain populations. To date, more than 635,000 individuals with AIDS in the United States have died.
  • HIV affects people from all backgrounds although social factors such as low income, discrimination and lack of access to health care put communities of color at increased risk.

Statistics taken from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, HIV Fact Sheet

Click here for more information about HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)>>

Our primary funders are  the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the Boston Public Health Commission.


Content Notice: This site contains HIV or STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site.