Multicultural AIDS Coalition

Filed Under: Physical and Mental Health
9 Palmer Street
Roxbury, ma 02119
Phone: 617-541-1050
Fax: 617-541-1060

The Multicultural AIDS Coalition mission is to mobilize communities of color to end the HIV epidemic. Multicultural AIDS Coalition provides integrated HIV/STI testing – includes one-on-one counseling, screening for HIV, hepatitis C, syphilis, Chlamydia, and gonorrhea. They also provide various groups both educational and support groups. Follow-up support services and navigation to treatment is provided. MAC follows all COVID-19 protocols for clients and staff.

Specific Programs Include:

CONNECTED Boston – Comprehensive prevention, screening, and care services for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. A Drop-In Center provides a variety of HIV and other health services as well as a safe space for the LGBT persons of color.

Women Connecting Affecting Change – A women led program that addresses needs of Black, Latina, and other women at high risk for infection. Services are provided at a Drop-In Center on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester. HIV/STI screening, one-on-one counseling, group counseling, peer-support is provided, and risk reduction services including access to syringe services are provided.

Casa Iris – A peer support, Drop-In Center for Latinos/Latinas offers support groups for Latinx individuals living with HIV, referrals to other health and social services, and individual peer support designed to help clients manage their health and thrive.

AFIA- Africans for Improved Access provides HIV/STI prevention, education, and support services to the African immigrant and refugee community in Massachusetts. They also facilitate cultural competency training for providers who serve African immigrants and refugees. AFIA offers group-level and individual-level services tailored for individuals from the Sub-Saharan African community.

Service hours

M - F: 10am - 5pm

Other Locations

Multicultural AIDS Coalition- Dorchester Location
409 Blue Hill Ave
Dorchester, MA 02121

Women Connecting Affecting Change (WCAC)
157A Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02121

Waiting time
Clients can make appointments to received services or drop into their locations.
Services are provided free of charge.

Spanish, Some African Languages, English


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Last updated November 1, 2021


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