Boston HIV Adolescent Provider and Peer Education Network for Services HAPPENS Program | Overview
Boston HAPPENS provides services to youth 13-25 (and primary care patients of the Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic) who are HIV positive or at risk for the disease and other STIs. HAPPENS also offers HIV counseling and testing and Hepatitis C testing for teens and young adults as well as STI (syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia) testing. All testing will be billed through your insurance.
For youth with recent known exposures to HIV, or for victims of sexual assault, we offer Post Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) treatment and follow-up services, which can greatly reduce the chance of HIV infection. For those who are HIV negative but at high risk, our interdisciplinary team offers education and clinical consultation for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), which helps prevent HIV infection.
Please call 617-355-2735 for hours and more information.
We have specialists in adolescent medicine, HIV care, nursing, and mental health to answer your questions about HIV and provide you with a wide range of health care and support services, including:
primary care services
HIV care and medications
full checkups and lab tests
STD testing and treatment
birth control and family/pre-conceptual planning
access to HIV clinical trials
cervical and anal pap smears
In addition to providing services at Boston Children's, we collaborate with other youth-serving programs throughout Boston, including:
The Boston HAPPENS Program at Boston Children's Hospital relies on the kind donations of people and groups interested in supporting our work. With donors' help we can provide teens with free HIV counseling and testing, health care and support services.
How to donate
If you are interested in supporting the Boston HAPPENS Program, please follow these steps to make a donation:
Click on the donations link.
Click on "Make a Gift Now" (purple button in upper left).
Click "Make a Single Gift."
Enter gift amount.
Under Gift to Support, select "Other" in the drop-down menu.
In the blank field, please enter "The Boston HAPPENS Program."
Fill in additional information and click "Process My Gift. "
Boston Children's Hospital Trust
401 Park Drive, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215
Boston Happens is funded in part by these organizations*
We are supported by Boston Public Health Commission and are a Ryan White Part A funded site; we offer nutrition services and health education and risk reduction services as part of our program.
Boston Pediatric and Family AIDS Project (BPFAP), Ryan White Part D Program, a project funded by the Ryan White Care Act, HRSA, helps to support outreach, case management, mental health, and support group efforts.
Last updated November 2019.