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AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is proud to be a leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Since 1983, AIDS Action has been providing health and wellness services to HIV positive clients, conducting cutting edge prevention programs, and advocating for fair and effective AIDS policies.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is the state’s leading provider of prevention and wellness services for people vulnerable to HIV infection. Many of the people who walk through our doors are facing significant economic challenges that make accessing care more difficult. The average AIDS Action client has an annual income of less than $10,000. Since 2000, we have helped reduce HIV diagnoses in Massachusetts by 41%, saving the state an estimated $1.8 billion in avoided HIV-related health care costs.
Our Mission: To stop the epidemic and related health inequities by eliminating new infections, maximizing healthier outcomes for those infected and at risk, and tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS.
Carl Sciortino is the Executive Director of AIDS Action Committee, and has served in this capacity since 2014. AIDS Action Committee is New England’s oldest and largest AIDS service organization, providing services for people living with and at risk of getting HIV, and is the state’s leading advocate for public policy reflective of the needs of these communities. Prior to being Executive Director, Carl was a State Representative in the Massachusetts Legislature. There, he was the leading legislative advocate on HIV-related legislation. These include measures to increase funding for HIV-related services; a bill that would require health insurers to cover the costs of treatment of lipodistrophy; and a law that expands HIV testing in Massachusetts. Sciortino, who is living with HIV, has championed social justice issues throughout his career, including the right of same-sex couples to marry; banning discrimination against transgender people; expanding access to health care; and increasing resources for anti-poverty programs. He received his Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and earned his Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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