HIV AIDS

HIV/AIDS is a health condition that greatly weakens the body's immune system. If you have this condition, your body can't fight germs well.

HIV patients may experience an extreme weight loss, known as wasting, or they may gain a large amount of weight. Even subtle unintentional weight changes can be a concern. Some patients may notice unusual changes in their body shape as fat is lost or gained in a specific area. This condition known as lipodystrophy affects 30 to 50 percent of people infected with HIV. Additionally, HIV patients may have abnormal lipid profiles that could indicate a risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. These complications may be due to the HIV infection, the treatments for the disease, general lifestyle, or a combination of the three.

Programs + Services


Clinical Nutrition

The Division of Clinical Nutrition at Tufts Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient nutritional services.
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Infectious Diseases Clinic

The Infectious Disease Clinic provides care to patients for a wide range of conditions from our general clinic and several comprehensive subspecialty clinics.
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HIV/AIDS Clinic

The HIV/AIDS Clinic at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provides advanced, comprehensive care and social services in one convenient location.
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PrEP HIV Prevention

If you are concerned about your risk for HIV, consider Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a once a day pill, to reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90% when taken consistently.
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Doctors + Care Team

Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Helen W. Boucher, MD, FACP, FIDSA

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Director, Tufts Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance (CIMAR); Director, Heart Transplant and Ventricular Assist Device Infectious Diseases Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

Care of immunocompromised patients, transplant-related infections and S. aureus/MRSA infections

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Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

Infectious diseases, HIV, hepatitis C, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, sexually transmitted diseases

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Brian D. W. Chow, MD

Brian D. W. Chow, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, transplant, tick-borne disease, travel medicine, general infectious disease, periodic fever syndromes, LGBTQ Health, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

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David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

David R. Snydman, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FAST

Title(s): Emeritus Chief, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases; Emeritus Hospital Epidemiologist; Vice Chair for Research Department of Medicine; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5788
Fax #: 617-636-8525

General infectious diseases, cytomegaloviruses and transplantation infectious diseases

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David R. Stone, MD

David R. Stone, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician; Co-Director of the Mycobacteria Treatment Clinic; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV treatment, tuberculosis and atypical mycobacteria care

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Gabriela M. Andujar Vazquez, MD

Gabriela M. Andujar Vazquez, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

General and transplant infectious diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, infection control and travel medicine

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James Hellinger, MD, MSc

James Hellinger, MD, MSc

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

Infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, travel medicine, HIV/HCV co-infection

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Jose A. Caro, MD

Jose A. Caro, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-8525

HIV/AIDS, PrEP, human papilloma virus and anal dysplasia, sexually transmitted infections, general infectious diseases

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Laura Kogelman, MD

Laura Kogelman, MD

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic; Director, Traveler's Health Service; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, post-exposure prophylaxis for blood-borne pathogens, traveler's health and tropical medicine, general infectious diseases

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Mary Hopkins, MD

Mary Hopkins, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Infectious Disease Attending; Associate Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program
Department(s): Medicine, Infectious Disease
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

TB infection, HCV treatment

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Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Natalie E. Nierenberg, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Medical Director, Inpatient Wound Prevention and Management; Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7761
Fax #: 617-636-3198

Transplant infectious diseases, wound care at the Center for Vascular Medicine, Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, travel medicine, general infectious disease

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Rakhi (Teena) Kohli, MD, MS

Rakhi (Teena) Kohli, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-1580

Transplant infectious diseases, HIV infection and insulin resistance

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Tine Vindenes, MD, MPH

Tine Vindenes, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

LGBTQ Health

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

HIV/AIDS, pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, tuberculosis (TB), NTM, general infectious diseases, public and global health, LGBTQ health including: HIV/STD/STI testing and counseling, provision of PrEP and/or PEP for patients at risk for HIV, HIV care and services

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Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA

Yoav Golan, MD, MS, FIDSA

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician; Associate Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7010
Fax #: 617-636-7100

General infectious diseases, C. difficile, infections in immunocompromised hosts, infections in returning travelers

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