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Programs and Services at AIDS Action Committee

By AIDS Action Committee

Our programs are designed for those most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

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This is an ongoing program.

Monday–Wednesday, & Friday: 9:00 AM–noon (closed an hour for lunch) and 1 PM–4 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM–noon

Ages: Adults.

We work with teens (age 14+) and adults.

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Aids Action Committee Access
Cambridge Needle Exchange
Aids Action Committee
Cambridge Office Main Line

No application or registration needed.



  • Both in-person and virtual (online or over the phone).

AAC Cambridge Office

359 Green Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States


Wheelchair accessible.

Additional information

We empower our clients to live better lives by engaging with them to create practical, workable strategies to reduce their risk of HIV infection. We also assist clients with getting tested for HIV and obtaining medical care, housing, and access to benefits offered by state and federal agencies.

As one of several state-sanctioned and state-funded syringe exchange programs in Massachusetts, AIDS Action’s Access: Drug User Health Program distributes and exchanges syringes to people who inject drugs (PWID).

Access: Drug User Health Program is one of the state’s pilot sites for the distribution of Narcan, a nasal spray provided to IDUs and their network of supportive family and friends to reverse potentially fatal overdoses.

The program also operates a drop-in center where members can access:

  • Risk reduction supplies, such as crack kits, safer injection supplies, and condoms.
  • Periodic risk reduction counseling—both group and individual services.
  • Information and referrals to medical, substance use, and other social service providers.