HIV, AIDS, & Hepatitis C

HIV, AIDS and Hepatitis C – Information and Services

Overview

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/AIDS and Hepatitis C are two diseases that can be acquired by coming in contact with infected blood or bodily fluids. The Gloucester Health Department is committed to ensuring that all residents at risk for HIV or Hepatitis C infection and those living with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C have equal access to health care and public health care efforts.

The North Shore Health Project has 2 locations in Gloucester which provide services to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C, as well as prevention services.

Client Services Program for people living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C

Services include, education, assistance navigating medical care, nurse consultation, case management, holistic therapies, support groups and social programming, meals and nutritional programs. All services are confidential and provided at no cost to you.

Location:
5 Center Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Hours:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 9am to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 1pm

Phone: (978) 283-0101

Please visit their website for more information: North Shore Health Project

ONESTOP Harm Reduction Center (prevention services)

Services include HIV, Hepatitis C, and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing, access to sterile syringes and other injection drug equipment, disposal of used syringes, overdose prevention and access to Narcan, condoms and lube, counseling and education on how to keep yourself safe as possible, any necessary or desired referrals, and outreach and education to staff at other agencies. Services are provided at no cost to you, anonymously, or confidentially, no referral necessary.

Location:
302 Washington Street, lower level
Gloucester, MA 01930

Hours:
Monday 10am-4pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
(mobile services available on Tuesdays, call to set up)
Phone: (978) 865-3924

Hepatitis C Initiative 

Did you know those born 1945 to 1965 are five times more likely than any other adult to be infected with Hepatitis C?

Talk with your healthcare provider today about getting tested. A simple blood test (covered by all insurance and Medicare) could save your life.

For additional questions or information, please contact Kelley Hiland, Public Health Nurse, at (978) 325-5266.