The HIV Clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary care to patients living with HIV infection. The range of services includes counseling and preventative care for HIV-infected patients; provision of antiretroviral therapy and side effect management for patients who require treatment; and use of new agents in patients who have HIV resistant to previous drug regimens.
We also offer comprehensive care for HIV-related conditions, including opportunistic infections and cancers, and viral hepatitis coinfection (both hepatitis C and B). The HIV Clinic also has a psychiatrist for patients with mental health problems; dedicated social workers to provide counseling and assistance with services; a dermatologist with extensive experience in diagnosing and managing skin disorders in HIV-infected patients; a neurologist with expertise in neurologic complications of HIV; and a nutritionist who focuses on HIV-related nutritional issues. The Clinic offers acupuncture to HIV-infected patients for a small fee. Patients who require other specialty consultation have access to the clinical expertise of physicians in other departments and divisions of the Massachusetts General Hospital.
In addition to providing state-of-the-art treatment of HIV-infected patients, our clinic is actively involved in research to develop new ways to treat and control HIV infection. We are part of a national clinical trials network called the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, and our patients often participate in clinical trials sponsored by this group. Patients may also participate in trials of new agents and vaccines and in studies of how HIV affects the immune system.
Finally, the HIV Clinic is involved in teaching the next generation of physicians and nurses to care for patients with HIV. We train infectious diseases fellows, medical residents, medical students and nurse practitioners. We also provide post-graduate education to physicians and nurses throughout the world.
Cox Building , 5th floor, Massachusetts General
( In downtown Boston, immediately off Storrow
MGH Main Campus, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114
For directions, appointments and clinic information,
(617) 726- 3906; FAX (617) 726-7653.
Hours (by appointment only)
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
*Please request translator assistance, if required.
We welcome all patients regardless of insurance
status. However, many insurance plans require prior
authorization and referral from a primary care
provider; the patient is responsible for obtaining
that authorization prior to the first visit.
The practice is staffed by professionals specifically
trained in Infectious Diseases and in HIV Medicine, including doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants. The clinic also includes social workers with expertise in HIV, skilled administrative assistants, and a dedicated research team.