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Take a look at how Fenway Health is committed to quality care and safety.

A Look At Fenway Health’s Commitment to Quality and Safety

By | Fenway Health Newsroom, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, LGBT Health | No Comments
Since our inception, Fenway Health has been dedicated to providing quality, safe, and effective care for LGBT people and everyone in our community. While we may look very different today than the humble, basement clinic founded by college students in the 1970s, our commitment to offering the highest caliber of health care – regardless of the ability to pay –  hasn’t changed a bit. Recently, Fenway Health added a new page to our website that highlights the steps that we take to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care. Please take a moment to review this comprehensive review of Quality 
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Harbor to the Bay crew member Mikhaela Houston is volunteering this year in her father's memory.

H2B Crew Member Spotlight: Mikhaela Houston

By | AIDS Action Committee, Community, Fenway Health Newsroom, Harbor to the Bay, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Harbor to the Bay (H2B) – a yearly charity bike ride from Boston to Provincetown to raise money for HIV/AIDS organizations – has a dedicated base of veteran riders and volunteers that make up the H2B family. Like in any family, H2B is always changing and growing, with new additions making it stronger each year. Mikhaela Houston, a first time H2B crew member this year, is excited to join the people who help make this event – and its lifesaving fundraising – such a success. Mikhaela first heard about H2B when she was volunteering at this year’s AIDS Walk Boston 
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Treatment for lipodystrophy is now Massachusetts law. Here are the details.

Treatment for Lipodystrophy: What you need to know about insurance coverage for treatment of HIV-associated lipodystrophy

By | AIDS Action Committee, AIDS Advocacy, Fenway Health Newsroom, HIV/AIDS, Living with HIV/AIDS | No Comments
Note: The following was written by GLAD in regards to the great work of the Treat Lipodystrophy Coalition. On August 10, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act Relative to HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome Treatment, and the law will go into effect November 9. This first-of-its-kind legislation, sponsored by Senator Mark Montigny and Representative Sarah Peake, requires public and private insurers to cover treatment of a debilitating side effect of early HIV medications. This law means that some of the longest-term survivors of the HIV epidemic will finally have access to critical health care they need and deserve. The information 
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Harbor to the Bay crew member Andy Huang is ready to cheer on the riders at this year's fundraising bike ride.

H2B Crew Member Spotlight: Andy Huang

By | AIDS Action Committee, Fenway Health Newsroom, Harbor to the Bay, HIV/AIDS | No Comments
The 14th Harbor to the Bay (H2B) charity bike ride, which supports AIDS Action Committee and other Massachusetts HIV/AIDS organizations, is a little over a month away. Even if you’re not quite ready to ride this year, you can still get involved as a pitstop crew member. Our crew members serve a critical role during H2B – with no training necessary! Andy Huang, one of H2B’s many dedicated crew members, will be on hand September 17 to make sure riders have plenty of snacks, water, and, most importantly, enthusiastic encouragement during their journeys from Boston to Provincetown. Andy first became 
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Changes to Massachusetts laws now make it easier to open lifesaving needle exchange programs.

State Makes It Easier To Fight Opioid Epidemic

By | AIDS Action Committee, Community, HIV/AIDS, Needle Exchange Program | No Comments
For many years, AIDS Action Committee has been on the forefront of advocating for sound policies to protect those struggling with addiction. A decade ago we worked for passage of syringe decriminalization, pharmacy access to syringes without a prescription, and the Good Samaritan Law to empower those dealing with overdoses to seek help from law enforcement. A decade before that we pushed for the creation of needle exchanges to stop the spread of HIV among IV drug users. This month, AIDS Action succeeded in removing a major obstacle to fighting the opioid epidemic. Gov. Charlie Baker has approved a measure 
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