Codman recognized World AIDS Day by hosting a health center-wide event for the staff with food, giveaways, staff and patient stories, and giveaways. World AIDS Day occurs on Dec. 1 each year
and is an opportunity for people to unite to fight against the spread of HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses.
This year, Codman’s Communicable Disease Prevention Program (CDPP), which coordinates care for people living with HIV, performs testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and more, hosted the World AIDS Day event.
CDPP staff prepared an engaging trivia contest that tested people’s knowledge of the history of the illness, its treatments, and its activists. They also ran a presentation highlighting HIV activists over the years, CDPP patient stories, and staff biographies.
Codman’s CDPP program offers extensive services for patients who are living with HIV including:
- Case managers who can support patients with appointments, transportation, advocacy, and more
- Onsite pharmacy
- Integrated behavioral health services
- Prevention (PrEP, free condoms)
- Highly specialized and experienced medical staff
If you are interested in learning more about World AIDS Day, HIV, or Codman’s services testing for sexually transmitted infections, prevention HIV, or living with HIV, please contact 617-822-8350.