About AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

Founded in 1983, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is a not-for-profit, community-based health organization whose mission is to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those already infected. 

Through a cooperative and mutually supportive effort between over 70 staff and hundreds of volunteers, AIDS Action seeks to assist and constructively work with people of all cultures by providing services, education, advocacy and prevention.

AIDS Action accomplishes that mission by providing support services for people living with AIDS and HIV; educating the public and health professionals about how to prevent HIV transmission; and advocating for fair and effective AIDS policy at the city, state and federal levels.

AIDS Action provides free, confidential services to 2,500 men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS as well as prevention services to thousands of men, women and youth who are not living with HIV or do not know their status.

About mariatalks.com

Maria Talks was created by AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts as an online educational resource for young people. Maria Talks contains information about sexual health, family planning, emergency contraception, HIV/STI prevention, domestic violence, sexual assault and youth services in Massachusetts. Young people have many questions surrounding their sexual health, and many youth do not have a reliable and trusted source to answer such questions.  Because of this, Maria Talks hopes to provide answers and resources.

Originally developed with support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, this website is now maintained by AIDS Action Committee and Fenway Health.  We feel strongly that the issues addressed through Maria Talks are not only paramount in safeguarding the general and sexual health of  those who access this site, but can and will have an impact on their risk for HIV. We are proud of this initiative and welcome any feedback you may have on how we can improve the Maria Talks site.  Feedback can be addressed to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .